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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
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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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Description THE UTAH NEWSPAPER HALL OF FAME That exposition inspired the song, "Meet Me In St. Louis, Louie" and was the birthplace of the "hot dog" - a weiner on a bun. Although politically a professed independent, Dunn served a two year-term as alderman and championed public progress and civic improvement throughout his life. While the epitome of a thrifty Scot, he never charged widows or missionaries for subscriptions and when he encountered someone who was enduring difficult financial straits, made no charge for advertising or commercial printing. Dunn published the Transcript from December, 1897 until going into semi-retirement in June, 1919. Remaining energetic and active until turning over the publisher's duties, he thereafter lived four years before passing away January 22, 1923. A word picture of this noted Utahn was provided in a 1918 Publisher's Auxiliary article written by one of his contemporaries in the newspaper profession: "Eighty-one years young can very well be taken as an expression of the virile strength and energy of James Dunn, editor and owner of the Tooele Transcript, for he is still the active head of a live weekly paper, doing a large part of the multifarious duties always to be found in a newspaper office. His only assistant up to this time has been one of his daughters. And this is not the only remarkable thing about Mr. Dunn, for he did not begin his newspaper career until sixty years old, a time when most men are planning retirement from active business. And perhaps there is a third remarkable thing which might be mentioned and that is that the Transcript was a run-down, poorly paying proposition when he was induced to purchase it on time. And since 1897, when he took hold of the problem, he has labored so faithfully and ably that he has long since brought the paper to a paying basis." First married to Mary Madden, he later wed Jean Frazier and then Jessie Young. Dunn was the father of 14 children, the youngest Alex F., who took over the operation of the Transcript in June, 1919. A third generation is now represented by Joel and Loren Dunn, who entered the business within the past 12 years. 483
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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 416494
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416494