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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 seemed appropriate -- he was but 26 years of age. Less than a month later, on December 6, 1884, the Record's masthead reflected "Buser and Raddon, editors and publishers." That marked the beginning of the 63-year time span during which Sam was at the helm of the Record. During that period he was co-publisher with Mr. Buser, then with L. E. Camomile and Alf C. Reese and later, beginning in 1910, with his brother, W. A. Raddon. Though W. A. didn't equal Sam's lengthy tenure, he stayed with the Record 38 years before moving to California in 1924. At that time he sold his half-interest to Sam's son, LePage, who became his father's successor 23 years later when he retired. The Record actually seems to have encouraged longevity in newspapering. In addition to his brother and son, who themselves were on the staff for long periods of time, Raddon in 1917 hired as a printer's devil W. P. (Lynx) Langford, who stayed throughout "Dad's" working years, then remained with his successors for a total of nearly four decades, finally leaving the plant in 1956. Raddon spent all but 10 years of his life in Utah. He was born on the island of Guernsey, England on May 13, 1858 to Henry and Mary (LePage) Raddon, who were Guernsey natives. They emigrated to the United States -- and to Utah ~ in 1868. There their son completed his education, then apprenticed as a printer. He was 23 when he first joined the Record staff. Politically a Republican -- and an editorially outspoken one ~ he was also active in many community and state organizations. Raddon was the 1908 president of Utah State Press Association, a charter member of the Kiwanis Club and filled chairs in the lodges of Masons, Modern Woodmen of America, Knights of Pythias and B&POE (Elks). The veteran publisher survived much adversity in the early years of the Record. He had competition from three papers, the Call, the Miner and the Utah Patriot -- all of which eventually "folded." His paper survived a disastrous fire on 599
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Identifier 605-UPA_Page599.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416610
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416610