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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 application/pdf
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

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Title Page490
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION tinction of being Utah's first president of National Editorial Association. Albert W. Epperson, known by nearly everyone simply as "Al," was publisher of the Kays-ville Weekly Reflex (1943-50); the Morgan County News (1946-55) and the Summit County Bee (1954-55). Only two months before his death, during a convention at Banff, Alberta, Canada, he had been elected Vice President of NEA and the following year would have become the organization's head. The Better Newspaper Contest of USPA was still in its infancy at the time of Epperson's death, but his Morgan County News had captured General Excellence laurels in the second year of the competition. A son of Harry W. and Agnes Wilson Epperson, he was born October 7, 1910 in Buena Vista, Colorado. Upon graduating from high school, he came to Kaysville to work at Inland Printing Company, managed by his uncle, Hall of Fame newsman William P. Epperson. Starting as a sweep-up boy, he became an apprentice printer and subsequently trained in the mechanical, advertising and editorial fields. Inland produced the Kaysville Weekly Reflex, where he was able to sharpen his journalistic skills. He would become the paper's advertising manager and, later, its editor. A sequence of three deaths within only a dozen years moved him into management of Inland and made him publisher of the Reflex. William Epperson was the victim of a fatal heart attack on December 31, 1930. His son, Clyde, who succeeded him, then died while on a New York City business trip September 16, 1940. He was followed by Charles V. K. Saxton, a son-in-law of W.P., who passed away on December 20, 1943. All three of his predecessors on the Reflex served as president of Utah State Press Association -- William in 1922; Clyde in 1929 and Charles in 1937. After holding all elected offices of 490
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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 416501
Reference URL