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This is a photograph of Frederick Walter Brinkerhoff (at right) with an unidentified University of Kansas student. They were members of the debate team that competed against Missouri in 1908. After attending the University of Kansas and Ottawa University, Brinkerhoff's first newspaper job was with the Ottawa Herald where he worked for Henry J. Allen and A. L. Miller. In 1908, he became the editor of the Fort Scott Republican. He also served as editor and co-publisher of the Chanute Sun and the Chanute Tribune when the two were combined and as a reporter and desk man for the Kansas City Star. Brinkerhoff went to Pittsburg, Kansas to help with a special waterworks election and was named editor of the evening paper, the Pittsburg Headlight, in 1911. In 1927, he was named editor of the Pittsburg Sun, the morning paper. Oscar Stauffer formed the Pittsburg Publishing Company in 1927 and Brinkerhoff continued to serve as editor of the two newspapers. He was named a vice-president of the Pittsburg Publishing Company in 1928 and in 1940, in addition to his editorial duties, he was named manager and publisher of the two Pittsburg papers.

Brinkerhoff was also vice-president and a director of Stauffer Publications as well as director of Capper Publications, Inc., the Topeka State Journal Company, and the Newton Publishing Company. In addition, he was vice-president of the KSEK Broadcasting Company in Pittsburg.

Creator: Squires, C. F.
Date: 1908

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Item Number: 228463
Call Number: B Brinkerhoff, Frederick W. *45
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 228463

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