Howard S. Fisk - Star Automotive Editor - December 20, 1961

Howard S. Fisk was employed by the Evening Star newspaper in the District of Columbia for 66 years. He was hired as a copy boy at about age 15 on August 21, 1893, and retired on August 21, 1959 as a respected reporter after one of the longest journalism careers in United States history. His death came at home after a brief illness on December 20, 1961, at age 83.

As a young man, when hired by the Evening Star, Mr. Fisk was an avid bicyclist. During the years that followed he participated in numerous organized cycling events including century (100-mile) races. He was active in the District of Columbia Division of the League of American Wheelmen, an organization devoted to cycling, and he helped to establish routes for cycling races and trips. This interest in a mode of transportation that was all the rage in the 1890s and 1900s led Mr. Fisk's employer to name him its first Automobile Editor in 1907.

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