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Thomas William Gerber Edit Profile

Newspaper editor

Thomas William Gerber, American newspaper editor. Decorated Air medal with two oak leaf clusters; recipient Heywood Broun award American Newspaper Guild, 1955, Dartmouth Alumni award, 1988.


Gerber, Thomas William was born on May 2, 1921 in Portland, Oregon, United States. Son of Thomas W. and Mary Anne (Smith) Gerber.


Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth, 1948.


Reporter, United Press International, Boston, 1948-1951;manager Providence bureau, United Press International, 1952-1953;rewriteman, special assignment reporter, Boston Herald and Traveler, 1953-1956;chief, Boston Herald and Traveler (Washington bureau), 1956-1961;general manager, Concord (N.H.) Monitor, 1961-1967;editor, assistant public, Concord (N.H.) Monitor, 1967-1983. Director, secretary Monitor Public Company, 1962-1978. Director TeleCable, Inc., Concord, 1968-1973, Concord branch Bank of N.H., from 1962.


Member advisory committee New Hampshire Technology Institute, 1966-1970. Chairman air quality committee New Hampshire Environmental Council, 1970. Member Citizens Task Force, 1969, New Hampshire Judicial Council, 1972-1974.

Vice chairman New Hampshire Council for Humanities, 1972-1974. Board directors Concord Young Men’s Christian Association, 1962-1971, New Hampshire Council World Affairs, New Hampshire Council Better Schools, 1965-1972, Concord Hospital, 1962-1973. Advisory board Dartmouth Public Affairs Center, from 1974.

President board Bishop Brady High School, Concord, 1969-1973. Vice chairman New Hampshire Free Press-Fair Trail Committee, 1976-1985. Member Pulitzer Prize Jury, 1978-1979.

Served with United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945. Served with United States Air Force, 1951-1952. Member New England Newspaper Association, American Society Newspaper Editors, New England Society Newspaper Editors (president 1967), Sigma Delta Chi (Yankee Quill award 1973).


Married Gail L. Graham, January 20, 1951 (divorced January 1970). Children: Cheryl Ann, Linda Lee. Married Electra Bilmazes, December 26, 1971.

Thomas W. Gerber

Mary Anne (Smith) Gerber

Gail L. Graham

Electra Bilmazes

Cheryl Ann Gerber

Linda Lee Gerber