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Richard James Wesnick

Richard James Wesnick, American newspaper editor. Served with United States Marine Corps, 1961-1964. Member Montana Associated Press (chairman, board directors 1985-1988, freedom of information committee, legislation review committee), Society Newspaper Designers, American Society Newspaper Editors. Lodges: Kiwanis, Rotary.

Background

  • Wesnick, Richard James was born on October 14, 1938 in Racine, Wisconsin, United States. Son of John and Julia (Kassa) Wesnick.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Houston, 1961.

    Career

    • Reporter Journal Times, Racine, 1965-1976. Managing editor Indiana Record, Helena, Montana, 1976-1980. Editor Billings Gazette, 1980-2000.

      Member Pulitzer Prize Jury, 1989, 90, 91.

    Works

    • Editor: Death Sentences, Best of Bragg, Yellowstone on Fire, The Big Drive, Montana From the Big Sky, Wagons Across Wyoming, Yellowstone in the Eagle's Eye.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Served with United States Marine Corps, 1961-1964. Member Montana Associated Press (chairman, board directors 1985-1988, freedom of information committee, legislation review committee), Society Newspaper Designers, American Society Newspaper Editors. Lodges: Kiwanis, Rotary.

    Personality

    Interests

    Hunting, fishing, gardening, golf.

    Connections

    • Married Elaine Apoline Smith, September 30, 1967. Children: Catherine Elaine, Julia Annual.
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    Born October 14, 1938
    • 1961
      University Houston
    • 1965 - 1976
      Reporter Journal Times
      Racine, Wisconsin, United States
    • 1976 - 1980
      managing editor Indiana Record
      Helena, Alabama, United States
    • 1980
      editor Billings Gazette