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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 Page548
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION over the state making speeches and meeting with other members of his party, and with the influence of his newspaper he became a power politically. The Enquirer was assertive, both editorially and in its news reporting. Enough so that in 1894 its publisher was sued for criminal libel by a Springville election judge who felt he'd been wronged to the monetary figure of $25,000. And a year later by a Provoan who resented being labelled a counterfeiter and felt his character had been marred by some $10,000. In both cases a District Court's verdict was "no cause for action." If the paper had a flaw, it was evidently too much business. The critique of historian J. C. Alter read, "The Enquirer was a most excellent newspaper, forming a splendid local history, until about 1893, when advertisements began to crowd out news badly. It must have had a monopoly and was enjoying it." Graham was prominently associated with a number of Provo's leading business institutions and was one of the incor-porators of the First National Bank, of which he was a director for many years. He was also a director of the Provo Cooperative Institution and many other prominent and successful business concerns. Largely under his guidance, a theater was built. It was completed in 1885 and Graham became manager. Excellent performances were given for a number of years by both the home company and traveling troupes. In 1892 he was appointed Postmaster and served in that capacity for two years. He was a member of the City Council in 1882-83, and was one of the early members of the board of the State Agricultural College. For many years he served as a home missionary for his church and was one of the presidents of the 34th Quorum of Seventies at the time of his death. Following him in printing careers were four sons and three grandchildren. One son, M. H. Graham, was associated with him in the later years of the Enquirer and continued to manage the commercial shop after his death, in combination with another son, Earl, and later by a grandson, M. Howard Graham. In 1902, a son, John C. Graham, Jr., established New 548
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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 416559
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416559