First business editor of Utah newspaper dies at 84
Cliff Thompson, the first business editor of the Ogden Standard-Examiner in Utah, has died at the age of 84.
Charles Trentleman writes, “Thompson, who retired in 1988, worked as a government and business reporter for much of his career at the Standard-Examiner. He was the paper’s first business editor.
“Thompson was born in Kokomo, Texas, in 1925 and joined the U.S. Navy in 1942. During his time in the military, he met his future wife, Elaine, who was a resident of Ogden. They were married in Ogden in 1946.
“Thompson’s son, Larry, of Phoenix, said his father first found work for the Los Angeles Times after getting out of the service, but ‘he didn’t like the big city. He liked Ogden. He liked the family and all of that, so he moved back to where my mom was born and raised.'”
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