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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 the business manager. James Wallis returned to the helm on January 8, 1926, the Harrisons moving to the Roosevelt Standard. Later that year, on November 26th, son William B. Wallis became publisher. He retained that title until his retirement, when William's son, Jack R. Wallis, moved into the publisher's chair. A fourth generation awaits a turn in the person of Steve Wallis, great-grandson of James. His many years in the leadership of Utah State Press Association enabled Wallis to guide its affairs with considerable skill. Contemporaries agree he did much to improve the organization's image and to knit it back together after a tumultuous disagreement had split its membership during the 'teen years of the 1900s. Having apprenticed to learn the art of printing in the ancient city of Chester, England at age 12, James Wallis came to the United States when he was 20 years old. He'd become a convert to the Latter-day Saints faith at seventeen and was called by Joseph F. Smith, head of the European Mission, to go to Liverpool and assist in the mechanical department of the church's printing facility. There, in August, 1877, he was the pressman on an edition of the Millennial Star, published by the mission, which carried the account of the death and the funeral of President Brigham Young. While at the headquarters of the European Mission he met Miss Elizabeth Todd, also a convert to the Church, to whom he was married in Salt Lake City on June 9, 1881, forty days after their arrival from England. The couple were the parents of 15 children, nine girls and six boys. On the birth of the last child, President Theodore Roosevelt wrote a personal 635
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Identifier 641-UPA_Page635.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416646
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416646