Founder of Washington state biz journal dies
John Wolcott, the founder of the Herald Business Journal in Washington State, died on Aug. 31 at the age of 77.
Julie Muhlstein of The Herald writes, “After being discharged from the military in 1965, they moved to California. Wolcott worked for The Mercury News in San Jose. They returned to Marysville in 1968.
“It wasn’t long before ‘we hired him to be on the business staff,’ said Hanson, who retired as Herald publisher in 2001. ‘He already had a lot of relationships in the community, and did very well.’
“Roberta Wolcott said her husband was The Herald’s business editor from 1970 to 1980. He then worked for the Snohomish County PUD until 1988.
“The couple ran a freelance business, Features Northwest. ‘We enjoyed those freelance years,’ said Roberta Wolcott, also a writer and photographer. They focused on travel and business articles.”
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