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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 Page501
Description THE UTAH NEWSPAPER HALL OF FAME Fitzpatrick who, at the age of 31, and only five years after joining the firm, then assumed in fact all the corporate rights and responsibilities of the fabled Senator. He was in an instant the total boss and everybody knew it. Under J.F.'s pragmatic leadership, Kearns Corporation interests grew and prospered. He placed special interest on The Tribune, expanding its coverage, respect, influence and circulation through 200,000 square miles in four states. He rarely wrote an editorial, but he had a hand in most of them and an influence on all of them. His professional stature assumed national proportions and, as Time magazine once put it, "he greatly altered and immeasurably improved Utah's journalistic landscape." His philosophy included the dictum: What's good for Utah and Utah people is good for The Salt Lake Tribune. So it was he became a prodigious worker for the general welfare --education, natural resources, economic growth, and industrial development. He first envisioned, then helped organize the Salt Lake Metropolitan Water District. He was largely responsible for bringing the Geneva Steel Plant to Utah and keeping it here. He was almost always the automatic choice to be chairman or at least a member of every "do good" committee to come along. He was regularly sought out by rival factions in need of accommodation. Fitzpatrick was at once a devout Roman Catholic (a Papal Knight of St. Gregory in 1948) and a close, respected friend of Presidents Heber J. Grant and David O. McKay of the Mormon Church. J.F. was an avid sports fan, serious golfer, prime mover on the committee that built the University of Utah football stadium. He had, in 1914, married the petite Eleanor Crawford, of Salt Lake City, and spent much time as devoted father raising their daughter and three sons. But most every other waking hour was devoted to his beloved Tribune. He formally became publisher in 1924 at age 501
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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 416512
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416512