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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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Description THE UTAH NEWSPAPER HALL OF FAME istrations. As a legislator, Holmes sponsored and supported measures for the aged, for labor and for farmers. He was especially interested in Social Security and in the early 1930's had been an advocate of Dr. Francis E. Townsend's plan for the care of the elderly. Though Congress never adopted the program, the movement had an obvious influence on Social Security, which was passed in 1935 but was not in operation until January, 1937. Holmes was named by Governor Blood as a member of the Golden Gate International Exposition in 1939, and was in charge of "Utah Day" at Treasure Island on June 14th of that year. In 1940 he was assistant state supervisor of the Bureau of the Census in Utah, in charge of seven northern counties and headquartered in Ogden. He was also a member of the Prison Removal Commission delegated to select a site for the new state penitentiary. Retiring in early 1942, he moved to Salt Lake City, where he served as "minute man" between the House and Senate when the Legislature was in session. He also wrote articles for the Old Age Pensioner and for Salt Lake City newspapers. Holmes never completely recovered from the shock of losing his only son during World War II. William Lee Holmes, a Marine, was killed on Iwo Jima February 21, 1945. His body was returned home for burial in April, 1949 and his father, who for some time had been in failing health, passed away May 18, 1949. Mrs. Holmes lived to be 83 years of age, dying September 5,1961. The following daughters survive: Mrs. Preston M. Budge (Irene) 595 East Woodland Circle, Bountiful; Mrs. Abe Tueller (Velma) 540 East First South, Salt Lake City; Mrs. Owen Zeeh (Nathell Holmes Call) 2963 Fisher Lane, Salt Lake City; Mrs. Lionel T. Jacobsen (Wanda) 184 Carlton Ave, Los Gatos, California and Mrs. Paul J. Hixson (Jean) 1848 Higdon Way, Mountain View, California. "One characteristic of Will R. Holmes, found in all gifted editors and writers, was to lead in the thinking of the community he served," recalled his son-in-law, Preston Budge. "He believed in better education, better roads, a better climate to 555
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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 416566
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416566