Thomas Dearmore - Distinguished Newspaper Career - 1927 - July 2, 2004

He joined the Washington Star in 1970 as an editorial writer, working there for six years before returning to Arkansas as associate editor of the Arkansas Gazette. He took over the Examiner's editorial page in 1978. His work earned the Scripps Howard Foundation's Walker Stone Award in 1981.

On his retirement as editorial director of the San Francisco Examiner, Publisher William Randolph Hurst praised Dearmore's "thousands of editorials" in his "award-studded tenure that has had an impact on many issues on both the national and local levels." Dearmore was a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, Society of Nieman Fellows, National Conference of Editorial Writers and American Society of Newspaper Editors. His articles have appeared in the New York Times Sunday Magazine and other magazines.

San Francisco Chronicle Obit
The Daily News Contribution
CNPA Bulletin Obit

Attribution: SF Chronicle, The Daily News, California Newspaper Publishers Association

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