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Merrill, Floyd E.



  • Existence: 1895-1970

Floyd E. Merrill was editor of the Greeley Tribune for many years. He is one of three men listed in the dedication of Michener's novel Centennial. Floyd E. Merrill was born to on July 19, 1895 in Mediapolis, Iowa. He attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where he was the editor of the school newspaper Silver and Gold in his sophomore year. While a junior at the University he worked for the Boulder Morning Star and later became a full-time staff member. Merrill came to Greeley in 1916 as a reporter for the Greeley Morning Spokesman. Two years later he became night editor of the Greeley Tribune and editor a year later. He worked at the Greeley Tribune as editor almost continuously until his retirement in July, 1960. Sources consulted: 'A Great Newspaperman is Gone," Greeley Tribune, June 11, 1970, p. 4. "A Job Well Done," Editorial, Greeley Tribune, July 6, 1960, p. 4. "Former Editor of Tribune, Floyd E. Merrill, Dies," Greeley Tribune, June 6, 190, p. 1.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Floyd E. Merrill Papers

Identifier: JM043
Abstract This collection consists of correspondence between Floyd E. Merrill and James A. Michener from 1939 to 1970, as well as correspondence from Patti Koon Michener to the Merrills from 1944 to 1945. The collection also includes clippings, a photograph, negatives, and miscellaneous items. Arrangement This collection is organized into the following series: Series 1: Clippings Series 2: Correspondence Series 3: Photographs & Negatives Series 4:...
Dates: 1939-1970; Existence: Date acquired: 2010-10-26