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Platt Herrick Cline, American author. Recipient Arizona Master Editor-Public award, 1969, El-Merito award Arizona History Society, 1976; named Flagstaff Citizen of Year, 1976, Distinguished Citizen, Northern Arizona University Alumni, 1983, Outstanding Flagstaff Citizen of Century award, 1994; dedicatee Northern Arizona University Library., 1988.


Cline, Platt Herrick was born on February 7, 1911 in Mancos, Colorado, United States. Son of Gilbert T. and Jessie (Baker) Cline.


Graduate, New Mexico Military Institute, 1930. Student, Colorado University, 1931. Doctor of Letters, Northern Arizona University, 1966.

Bachelor of Science, Northern Arizona University, 1982.


Advertising solicitor, Denver Post, 1931;with, Civilian Conservation Corps., 1934-1936;National Monument ranger, 1936;public, Norwood (Colorado) Post, 1937-1938;advertising manager, Coconino Sun, Flagstaff, Arizona, 1938-1941;managing editor, Holbrook Tribune-News, 1941-1945;editor, Coconino Sun, 1945-1946;managing editor, Arizona Daily Sun, 1946-1953;public, Arizona Daily Sun, 1953-1969;president, Arizona Daily Sun, 1969-1976;vice president, Arizona Daily Sun, 1976-1996. Research associate Museum Northern Arizona, since 1976. Adjunct professor of history Northern Arizona U., since 1983.



Member Arizona Commission Indian Affairs, 1952-1955, Norwood (Colo) Town Council, 1937-1938. Chairman Flagstaff Citizen of Year Committee, 1976-1996. Board directors, past president Raymond Education Foundation, Northern Arizona University Foundation.

Board directors Transition Found. Trustee Flagstaff Community Hospital, 1954-1958. Member Arizona Newspapers Association (past president, Golden Service award 1989), Northern Arizona Pioneers History Society (trustee 1972-1975), Odd Fellows, Sigma Delta Chi, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Kappa Phi, Masons.


Married Barbara Decker, September 11, 1934.

Gilbert T. Cline

Jessie (Baker) Cline

Barbara Decker