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Adam Albert Smyser

newspaper editor

Adam Albert Smyser, American newspaper editor. Recipient Distinguished Alumnus award Pennsylvania State University, 1976, Hawaii's Outstanding Journalist award, 1989, Award for Distinguished Contribution to Hawaii Journalism Honolulu Cmty.-Medic Council, 1994, award for promotion of the United States-Asia/Pacific relations Pacific and Asian Affairs Council, 1994, honoree National Society Arts and Letters, Hawaii chapter, 1998.

Background

Smyser, Adam Albert was born on December 18, 1920 in York, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Adam Milton and Miriam (Stein) Smyser.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Pennsylvania State University, 1941.

Career

Rewrite man, Pittsburgh Press, 1941-1942;with, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, since 1946;city editor, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 1953-1960;managing editor, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 1960-1965;editor, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 1966-1975;editor editorial page, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 1975-1983;contributing editor, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, since 1983. Member Pulitzer Journalism Awards Jury, 1970.

Membership

Chairman temporary commission on statewide environmental planning, 1973. Board directors Corporation for Community television. Chairman steering committee Governor's Congress on Hawaii's International Role, 1988.

Member community advisory board Tokai University Pacific Center. Member Governor's Blue Ribbon Panel on Living and Dying With Dignity, 1997-1998. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946, PTO. Member Hawaii Economic Association, Honolulu Social Science Association, Honolulu Academy Arts, American Society Newspaper Editors, Japan-American Society Hawaii, Honolulu Cmty.-Media Council, Honolulu Press Club (named to Hall of Fame 1987), Honolulu Rotary.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Harrison Avery, December 25, 1943 (deceased 1983). Children: Heidi, Avery. Married Doris H. Prather, April 24, 1984.

father:
Adam Milton Smyser

mother:
Miriam (Stein) Smyser

spouses:
Elizabeth Harrison Avery

Doris H. Prather

children:
Heidi Smyser

Avery Smyser