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Thomas William Gerber

Thomas William Gerber, American newspaper editor. Decorated Air medal with two oak leaf clusters; recipient Heywood Broun award American Newspaper Guild, 1955, Dartmouth Alumni award, 1988.

Background

  • Gerber, Thomas William was born on May 2, 1921 in Portland, Oregon, United States. Son of Thomas W. and Mary Anne (Smith) Gerber.

  • Education

    • AB, Dartmouth, 1948.

    Career

    • Reporter United Press International, Boston, 1948-1951, manager Providence bureau, 1952-1953. Rewriteman, special assignment reporter Boston Herald and Traveler, 1953-1956. Chief Boston Herald and Traveler (Washington bureau), 1956-1961.

      General manager Concord (New Hampshire) Monitor, 1961-1967, editor, assistant public, 1967-1983. Director, secretary Monitor Public Company, 1962-1978. Director TeleCable, Inc., Concord, 1968-1973, Concord branch Bank of New Hampshire, from 1962.

    Membership

    Member advisory committee New Hampshire Technology Institute, 1966-1970. Chairman air quality committee New Hampshire Environmental Council, 1970. Member Citizens Task Force, 1969, New Hampshire Judicial Council, 1972-1974.

    Vice chairman New Hampshire Council for Humanities, 1972-1974. Board directors Concord Young Men’s Christian Association, 1962-1971, New Hampshire Council World Affairs, New Hampshire Council Better Schools, 1965-1972, Concord Hospital, 1962-1973. Advisory board Dartmouth Public Affairs Center, from 1974.

    President board Bishop Brady High School, Concord, 1969-1973. Vice chairman New Hampshire Free Press-Fair Trail Committee, 1976-1985. Member Pulitzer Prize Jury, 1978-1979.

    Served with United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945. Served with United States Air Force, 1951-1952. Member New England Newspaper Association, American Society Newspaper Editors, New England Society Newspaper Editors (president 1967), Sigma Delta Chi (Yankee Quill award 1973).

    Connections

    • Married Gail L. Graham, January 20, 1951 (divorced January 1970). Children: Cheryl Ann, Linda Lee. Married Electra Bilmazes, December 26, 1971.
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    Died February 22, 1991
    (aged 69)
    • 1948
      Dartmouth
    • 1948 - 1951
      Reporter United Press International
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1953 - 1956
      rewriteman
    • 1956 - 1961
      chief Boston Herald and Traveler (Washington bureau)
    • 1961 - 1967
      general manager, Concord (New Hampshire) Monitor