H. Doyle Harvill, former chairman and publisher of the Tampa Tribune, has died. He was 80.
The newspaper reported that Harvill had a brain tumor and died at his Tampa home on Thursday.
Harvill was born in rural east Hillsborough County, in 1929. To avoid going to work for an uncle on a farm, he chose a career in news. He worked in newspapers for 46 years.
Former colleagues remember the ex-Marine as a throwback, a newsman who smoked and swore in the office while lighting a fire under his staff to get the facts.
Mr. Harvill made sure that newspaper boxes carried the Tribune throughout Florida, Georgia and part of Alabama. He once sent four reporters coast to coast to cover presidential campaigns.
Harvill is survived by his wife, son and daughter.