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Lifelong Missouri journalist Robert Blosser dies at 97

Friday, November 9, 2012 | 1:38 p.m. CST

JEFFERSON CITY — Robert D. Blosser, a Missouri Press Association Hall of Fame member whose journalism career spanned more than half a century, has died at the age of 97.

The Jefferson City News Tribune reports that Blosser, retired president of the News Tribune Co., died Thursday at a hospital in Jefferson City.

Blosser started at the newspaper in 1932 at age 18. He was a combat photographer in the Army during World War II and returned to the newspaper in 1945.

He was president of the Missouri Press Association in 1976 and inducted into its Hall of Fame in 2008.

He also was president of KRCG-TV. He retired as president of the News Tribune Co. in 1984 and was on its board of directors until 2008.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

 


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