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Title UPA A Century Later
Subject Newspapers; Newspaper publishing; Journalism
Creator Utah Press Association
Publisher Utah Press Association
Contributors Cornwell, J. M.
Date 1996
Type Text
Format image/jpeg
Identifier PN4844.U8 U8 1996
Source Original Book: UPN A Century Later
Language eng
Rights Management Digital image copyright 2005, University of Utah. All rights reserved.
Holding Institution University of Utah
Source Physical Dimensions 14 cm x 21.5 cm
Metadata Cataloger Kelly Taylor
ARK ark:/87278/s6319w0z
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416710
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z

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Title Page434
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION from all walks of life and from varied businesses and civic and religious enterprises. Though many were not of the same religion as he, they respected him for his high principles and ideals as well as for his industry and initiative. Samuel Otis Bennion was born in Taylorsville, Utah, on June 9, 1874 of pioneer parentage. His father, John Rowland Bennion, came to the Salt Lake Valley in 1847 as a seven-year old. Samuel spent his boyhood in a rural atmosphere and became identified with sheep ranching and farming. Over the years he gained a position of prominence in Intermountain country agriculture and retained those interests throughout his life. A mission call in 1904 actually launched him into publishing as well as starting a career of service to the Latter-day Saints Church, which brought him recognition as one of its General Authorities. His mission destination was the Central States with headquarters in Independence, Missouri. Initially called for a two or three year mission, he stayed 27 years and from 1906 until 1932 was mission president. While in this capacity he also served as manager of the Zion's Printing and Publishing Company of Independence. In addition to producing and editing much of the Church's mission literature, this firm also published, under his direction, a monthly missionary magazine called The Liahona. He returned to Salt Lake City in 1932, when called as a member of the First Council of Seventy. The following year he was named vice president and general manager of the Deseret News, placing him in a position of community responsibility and in an important assignment commanding the respect of his publishing associates. As the paper's editor in chief, he directed its content and its editorial aims, utilizing to the fullest the services of associate editors Mark E. Petersen and James A. Langton. He became active as a director and committee member of the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce and brought to its activities the zeal for which he was noted. In addition to being one of the leading figures in Days of '47 activities, he extended his attention to honoring Utah's pioneers as a prominent member 434
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Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416445
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416445