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Robert William Smith

newspaper publisher

Robert William Smith, American newspaper publisher. Served to First lieutenant Army of the United States, 1942-1944; Member American Society Newspaper.

Background

Smith, Robert William was born on June 4, 1916 in Austin, Minnesota, United States. Son of Jack and Norah (Gilbertson) Smith.

Education

Student Luther College, 1935-1936. B. Journalism, U. Missouri, 1938.

Career

Copy editor Minneapolis Star, 1939-1942, editorial writer, 1945-1955, associate editorial page editor, 1955-1956, associate editorial page editor Minneapolis Star and Tribune, 1956-1963, editorial page editor, 1963-1967, executive editor Minneapolis Star, 1967-1969, editor, 1969-1972, associate public, 1972-1973, public, 1973-1975. Vice president Minneapolis Star and Tribune Company, 1969-1975.

Works

  • Editor: Economics for You and Me, 1960.

Membership

Served to First lieutenant Army of the United States, 1942-1944. Member American Society Newspaper. Clubs: Minneapolis, Woodhill Country.

Connections

Married Margaret Ewing Cargill, July 13, 1944. Married second, Rosalie Heffelfinger Willkie, August 26, 1968.

father:
Jack Smith

mother:
Norah (Gilbertson) Smith

spouses:
Margaret Ewing Cargill

Rosalie Heffelfinger Willkie