The Brodies are of pure Scotch ancestry and the great grandfather of Mr. Brodie emigrated from Scotland to this country in its early days. His father, a native of Kentucky, was a soldier who served in the army of the United States for over half a century and settled in Oregon in the year 1868. His mother's family was from New England.
Edward Everett Brodie is widely recognized throughout the state of Oregon as a leader among newspaper men. The value of the local newspaper in the upbuilding of the best interests of any community is universally conceded, and the Morning Enterprise has indeed been a large factor in the development of Oregon City.
The call of the newspaper world was strong and immediately upon finishing his education he secured work on a newspaper. For some time he was connected with the Astoria Budget and his service on that paper laid the foundation for his later work. Seeing opportunities in the newspaper field he removed to Oregon City in 1901 and accepted a position on the Enterprise, which paper is one of the three oldest newspapers in the state and has served its community for over fifty years. For seven years he worked on the Enterprise. Finally he purchased the Enterprise and in 1910 started to issue a paper daily. The venture proved to be successful and for the past ten years the Morning Enterprise has been one of the leading papers of the Willamette valley.