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Henry Joseph Schmitt

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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, 1915-1924;student, College of Science, Wahpeton, 1924-1927.

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.

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