I'm posting this obituary from the Daily Inter Lake in Kalispell, Mont., because this is the man responsible for bringing me to the Inland Northwest. Cecil, then executive editor for the Coeur d'Alene Press/Hagadone Newspapers, hired me as news editor of the Daily Inter Lake in summer 1977. Brilliant journalist/editor.
George Wallace Cecil, executive editor of the Daily Inter Lake from the late 1970s to 1980, died Sunday in Kalispell after a six-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 74. Cecil had a long and accomplished career in journalism as both a reporter and editor. He had been employed at the Coeur d’Alene Press as executive editor from the late 1960s to early ’70s and then worked in the same position at the Elizabeth Daily Journal in Elizabeth, N.J., prior to coming to the Inter Lake. All three papers were owned by the Hagadone Corporation at the time/Carol Marino, Daily Inter Lake. More here.
Question: Anyone remember George Cecil from his time in Coeur d'Alene?