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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 Ensign was sold by its partners on January 14, 1891 -and, for the record, met its demise under the new ownership in the fall of 1892. Wallis, meanwhile, had purchased the Utah Valley Gazette in Provo and when he began publication on January 13, 1891, changed the name of the beleaguered daily to the Provo Dispatch. He and a silent partner sold the paper in 1892 and on May 3rd of that year, Wallis became editor of the Ogden Post. It failed early in 1893, another victim of the city which was widely known as "the graveyard of Western journalism." While publishing the Nephi Ensign, in 1890, he was elected prosecuting attorney of Juab County and subsequently decided to study law. Wallis enrolled at the University of Nebraska in 1896, then transferred to the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where he achieved a law degree. For eight years he was United States Commissioner of the District of Idaho and for three terms served as chief clerk of the Idaho Legislature. In the latter role he was instrumental in securing passage of a bill urgently needed as a legal framework for the position of Idaho's newspapers. Mr. Wallis1 hobby was music, both vocal and instrumental. He formed and conducted choirs and bands in almost every community in which he lived. An active LDS Church member throughout his adult life, he filled numerous positions on the ward and stake level and used his journalistic talents to edit mission publications in Chattanooga, Tennessee during 1905-06 and in Liverpool and London, England from 1931 to 1933. At one time members of the Wallis family were publishing four newspapers in Utah and Idaho. In addition to the Vernal Express, they were the Roosevelt Standard, (later the Uintah Basin Standard) the Wasatch Wave and the Paris Post. In addition, John Wallis, brother of James, published the Rich Roundup of Randolph, the American Fork Advance and the Washington County News of St. George as well as newspapers in Idaho. James Wallis interrupted his varied career in 1905-06 to 637
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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 416648
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416648