Bio: Harvey, Robert (Vice-Pres. Wis.Press Association - 1971)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
E-mail: dolores@wiclarkcountyhistory.org 

Surnames: Harvey, Creviere, Bruhn, Ender, Brown, Wright

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 5/13/1971

Harvey, Robert (Vice-Pres. Wisconsin Press Association - 1971)

Robert Harvey, editor of The Clark County Press, was elected third vice president of the Wisconsin Press association during the annual convention of the organization of Wisconsin’s community newspapers in Madison late last week. The Wisconsin organization is the oldest press association in the nation.

The new president is Paul Creviere of De Pere, a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bruhn of Neillsville. He succeeds William Ender of the Durand Courier-Wedge and a former Neillsville newsman. Elected first vice president was Bruce Brown of the Oconomowoc Enterprise; and second vice president, Robert Wright, editor and publisher of the Montello newspaper.

Mr. Harvey had served for the last three years as a director of the association, representing newspapers of northwestern Wisconsin, and before that had served for a year as president of the Northwest district.

Mr. Harvey has been connected with newspapers all his active life, serving the last 32 years with The Press. He started as a grade school boy tending folder in the daily newspaper published by his father, the late Wells F. Harvey, in Big Rapids, Mich. He worked in the mechanical department of that newspaper, and did some reporting, during three years of high school in Big Rapids, before the family move to White Plains, N. Y.

As a student at Olivet, (Mich.) College, Mr. Harvey did string reporting for several Michigan newspapers, and on his graduation started as a reporter for the Enquirer-News in Battle Creek, Mich. He served to “tricks” on that newspaper, sandwiching in between them brief stints on the New York Times and the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Her left Battle Creek in August of 1938 and a month later accepted an invitation from his father to join him in the publishing of The Clark County Press. In 1964 Mr. Harvey became owner and editor of The Press. He assumed the title of publisher, a title his father had held since 1938, at the time of his death February 25, 1971. Since 1964 The Press has been published under the masthead of “Wells F. Harvey’s Son.”

 

 


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