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Harry Victor Martin, American publisher. Recipient Edward Meeman Conservation award Scripps Howard Foundation, 1973, Edward McQuade award for social justice reporting Catholic Newsmens Association, 1973, Distinguished Achievement award for journalism Air Force Association.


Martin, Harry Victor was born on March 26, 1939 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Lorne Philip and Irene Esworthy (Marshall) Martin.


Student, San Francisco State College. Student, National School aeronautics.


With grocery industry, 1959-1962, 65-67. Airlines, 1963; owner Loch Lomond Food Mart, California, 1966-1967. Columnist Lake County Record Bee, 1967.

With Sydney (Australia) Telegraph, 1968. Political editor Dubbo Daily Liberal, 1968. Copy desk The Australian, Sydney, 1969.

Editor/writer Contra Costa (California) Time and Suns, 1969-1971. Assistant editor Napa Register, 1971-1973. Feature writer/editor Oakland Tribune, 1973-1974.

President Information Research Services of Northern California, Loch Lomond, 1974-1976, Bicentennial Tours Ltd., Harry V. Martin & Associates. Vice president Spirit of 76 Retreat. General manager Pacific Midwest Marketing Corporation, Honolulu.

Public Hawaii Bicentennial Publications. Editor Peninsula Clarion, Kenai, Alaska, 1977-1978. Public, owner Cook Inlet Chronicles, 1978-1980.

Editor Defense Electronics. Editorial director E W Communications, Palo Alto, California, 1981-1982. Editorial director, general manager ICDM of North America, 1982-1983.

Public, owner Defense Systems Review, Napa, California, since 1983, Napa Sentinel, since 1985.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Peoples of Hawaii, 1976, HawaiiUSA 200, 1976, Kenai– A Business Prospectus, 1977, Tourism Almanac of the Kenai Peninsula, 1979, Soldotna-A Business Prospectus, 1980.


Founding president, executive director North Bay News Association, 1970-1974, recipient awards, 1973-1974. Chairman Contra Costa County Environmental Health Planning, 1970, Napa Revenue Water Bond Committee, 1973, American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Napa, 1973-1974. Executive director National Shrine of Immaculate Heart, 1974-1978.

Member Napa County Republican Central Committee, 1970, California Republican Central Committee, 1974, California Republican Speakers Bureau, 1974. Vice president Representatives in Action, 1974. Member United States Federal Grand Jury, 1966.

Assemblyman Kenai Peninsula Borough, Assembly, 1978-1980. Administrator Bicentennial World Hawaiian Canoe Championships, 1976, Friends of Bicentennial, Honolulu, 1976. Community coordinator Junior Achievement of Kenai.

Chairman Kenai Peninsula Convention Bureau, 1978-1979. Member Australian Journalist Association, DeMolay (president San Francisco chapter), League Women Voters, Contra Costa Press Club (Best Headline, Best News Story awards 1971, Best Feature Series award 1972, Best New Series award 1974), Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, Napa Chamber of Commerce, Chamber of Commerce Greater Kenai. Clubs: Alaska Press, Contra Costa Press, Lions, Masons, Shriners, Order, Eastern Star.


Married Sheryl M. Kirkbride, April 6, 1986. Children: Thomas Victor, Amber Laraine. Stepchild, Carrie Beth Mattos.

Lorne Philip Martin

Irene Esworthy (Marshall) Martin

Sheryl M. Kirkbride

Thomas Victor Martin

Amber Laraine Martin