Former Washington State Newspaper Editor Earl Clark Dies


Earl W. Clark, a former managing editor of the daily newspaper here, has died at age 95.

Clark died at his Port Angeles home of age-related causes, the Peninsula Daily News reported.

Clark started working for the Port Angeles Evening News ? the predecessor to the Daily News ? in 1948, following stints at papers in his home state of Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

He stayed at the Evening News for six years before moving on to other journalism jobs around the state. He purchased the weekly Edmonds Tribune-Review in 1954, was twice president of the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, and became editorial and documentary writer for KIRO-TV in Seattle.

He returned to Port Angeles in 1969 to pursue freelance writing and to teach journalism at Peninsula College. Most recently, he was a moderator for the Round Table on Politics discussions at the Port Angeles Senior and Community Center.

Clark is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter. A memorial celebration was scheduled for Friday at 1 p.m. in First Baptist Church of Port Angeles.

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