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Henry Joseph Schmitt

Henry Joseph Schmitt, American publisher. Served with Army of the United States, World World War World War II; Member American Society Newspaper Editors, United States Chamber of Commerce (director from 1970, vice president 1971), American Legion, Sigma Delta Chi, Beta Gamma Sigma.

Background

  • Schmitt, Henry Joseph was born on August 11, 1909 in Wahpeton, North Dakota, United States. Son of Peter and Mary (Ridder) Schmitt.

  • Education

    • Student, St. John's Parochial School, Wahpeton, North Dakota, 1924. Student, College of Science, Wahpeton, 1927.

    Career

    • Advertising solicitor Aberdeen American News, South Dakota, 1928-1930, Grand Forks (North Dakota) Herald, 1930-1932. Aberdeen American News, 1932-1935. St. Paul (Minnesota) Daily News, 1935-1936.

      Duluth (Minnesota) Herald, 1936, 37. Ridder-Johns, Incorporated, New York York City, 1937-1938. Chairman emeritus Aberdeen News Company, from 1979.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Served with Army of the United States, World World War World War II. Member American Society Newspaper Editors, United States Chamber of Commerce (director from 1970, vice president 1971), American Legion, Sigma Delta Chi, Beta Gamma Sigma. Clubs: Elk, Moccasin Creek Country.

    Connections

    • Married Viola Oyhus, January 1, 1937. 1 child, Peter Oyhus.
    • father: Peter Schmitt
    • mother: Mary (Ridder) Schmitt
    • spouse: Viola Oyhus
    • child: Peter Oyhus Schmitt
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    Died March 25, 1986
    (aged 76)
    Nationality
    Ethnicity:
    • 1924
      St. John's Parochial School
    • 1927
      College of Science
    • 1928 - 1930
      Advertising solicitor Aberdeen American News
      South Dakota, United States
    • 1930 - 1932
      Advertising solicitor Aberdeen American News
    • 1932 - 1935
      Aberdeen American News
    • 1935 - 1936
      St. Paul (Minnesota) Daily News
    • 1936
      Duluth (Minnesota) Herald
    • 1937 - 1938
      Ridder-Johns
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