Utah Production Exec William Glasmann Dead at 88

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By: E&P Staff

William W. Glasmann Jr., who began his newspaper career as a newsboy delivering papers and selling them in a train station, and who retired in 1980 as production manager and vice president of the Ogden (Utah) Standard-Examiner, died last Friday at age 88.

Glasmann rose through the ranks, becoming foreman and eventually production manager at the Standard-Examiner, which his grandfather bought in 1894. He remained there in spite of offers from several big-city dailies, which were attracted to his mechanical capabilities and production efficiencies, according to a report in The Salt Lake Tribune

Bill Glasmann III told the Tribune that his father (with whom he worked for 20 years at the newspaper) was fast enough at the keyboard to hang his Linotype machine.

The Tribune reported that Glasmann returned from Utah State University, where he boxed, to work at the Standard-Examiner during a strike, then later joined the newspaper union. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War Two.

Besides his position at the Standard-Examiner, Glasmann also had real estate businesses.

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