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Payne, Ancil H. (1921-2004)

Ancil Payne, one of the most influential broadcasters in the Pacific Northwest, served as president and chief executive officer of King Broadcasting Company from 1971 to his retirement in 1987. The ...

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Pennington, W. J. "Jerry" (1919-1985)

Jerry Pennington's primary career was as a newspaperman, working his way up in The Seattle Times from accountant to publisher and chief executive officer. His leadership garnered national recognition ...

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Pettus, Terry (1904-1984)

Terry Pettus was a progressive-minded newspaper reporter who became Washington state’s first member of the American Newspaper Guild. He was a key organizer of the Seattle chapter of...

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Phelps, Donald (1929-2003)

Donald Phelps, educator, singer, and TV commentator, was the grandson of John T. Gayton (1866-1954), one of Seattle's black pioneers. He rose through the ranks, starting as an elementary teacher in Be...

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Post-Intelligencer: A 1922 History of the Seattle Newspaper

This 1922 history of the historic Seattle newspaper, the Post-Intelligencer, (later Seattle Post-IntelligencerWashington Historical Quarterly, Vol. 13, No. 3 and Vol. 14, No. 4, (1922), pp. 51-54.

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President Taft's Visit to Olympia: A Contemporary (1911) Newspaper Account

This is an article printed in the Ledger in October 1911, reporting on the visit of United States President William Howard Taft (1857-1930) to the recently opened governor's mansion in Olympia. The go...

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Priggee, Milt (b. 1953)

Milt Priggee is an editorial cartoonist based in the state of Washington. His work has been published in Time, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, a...

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Prins, Ruth B. (b. 1920) Star of Pioneering Children's Television

Ruth Prins was an actor and University of Washington drama teacher in 1949 when she was recruited by KING-TV owner Dorothy Bullitt (1892-1986) as talent in the fledgling station's developing education...

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Prosch, Thomas (1850-1915)

Thomas Prosch was a key early journalist, historian, and civic booster in Washington state. He was the son of Charles Prosch, who founded the Puget Sound Herald in Steilacoom in 1858. Thomas grew up ...

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Reid, John H. (1873-1960)

John H. Reid came to the United States as a 4-year-old, was orphaned twice, and overcame a harsh, lonely boyhood to create a full, rich life as a Seattle newspaper publisher, civic activist, and pater...

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Remembering Walter Woodward (1910-2001)

In this People's History Gerald Elfendahl of Bainbridge Island remembers the Bainbridge Island journalist and defender of human rights Walter C. Woodward Jr. (1910-2001). Woodward was an exemplary jou...

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Robbins, Tom (b. 1932)

Pacific Northwest novelist Tom Robbins, profoundly provoked and inspired by what he calls the "1960s renaissance," is often hailed as a comic/spiritual chronicler of that tumultuous decade. But his ei...

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