Looking back in Springfield: A driving force behind newspapers in the city

In 1935, Edgar L. Morris, publisher and general manager, celebrated his 25th anniversary as an executive with the Springfield Daily News (and Sun after the papers merged in 1928). 

He is shown at his desk in the News-Sun building with (left to right): William Voisard, Carl Snow, Chester Wolf, Oscar Mansfield, Bert A. Teeters, Earl Merideth, Warren Baird, Raymond Beckman, C.G. Schawfer, and Frank Y. Otstot. 

Morris’ newspaper career spanned nearly 63 years from correspondent to publisher, where he “used his authority as a publisher in a quietly progressive and responsible manner to promote the welfare of the city.


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