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Newspaper publisher

Thomas L. Carlin, American former newspaper publisher. Decorated Silver Star; recipient Outstanding Community Service award St. Paul Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1967, Outstanding Alumnus award St. Thomas Academy, 1977.


Carlin, Thomas L. was born on December 19, 1921 in Bird Island, Minnesota, United States. Son of Leo Joseph and Agnes (Hentschell) Carlin.


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, United States Naval Academy, 1943.


Account executive Arnold Niemeyer & Associates, 1949-1951. Sales correspondent American Hoist & Derrick, 1951-1953. Advertising representative St. Paul Dispatch and Pioneer Press, 1953-1956, assistant production manager, 1956-1957, assistant to public, 1957-1958, business manager, 1958-1966, general manager, 1966-1973, public, 1973-1985.

President Northwest Publications, Inc., Twin Cities Newspaper Service. Vice president Ridder Publications, 1980-1985. Now retired.


President St. Paul Junior Achievement, 1965. General chairman St. Paul Arts and Science Fund Drive, 1965, 85. Trustee College St. Catherine, St. Paul, 1974-1983, chairman, 1976-1979.

Board directors United Arts Council, 1985-1999, chairman, 1986-1987. Board directors Catholic Digest Magazine, 1981-1999, Catholic Bulletin, 1985-1999, St. Joseph Hospital Foundation, 1984-1999. Served with United States Navy, 1943-1947.

Member St. Paul Serra Club (president 1967), Navy League. Clubs: Minnesota (St. Paul). Lodges: Rotary.


Married Dawn Van Eyck, March 31, 1948. Children: Thomas, Mark, Paul, Mary, Sara, Andrew.

Leo Joseph Carlin

Agnes (Hentschell) Carlin

Dawn Van Eyck

Thomas Carlin

Mark Carlin

Paul Carlin

Mary Carlin

Sara Carlin

Andrew Carlin