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Lester A. Halpin ’28

Lester A. Halpin ’28, November 16, 1994, in Bellevue, Washington. He was news director of KOIN Radio in Portland from 1935 until his retirement in 1967. Early in his career, finding that no textbooks on radio news broadcasting existed, Lester wrote his own, excerpts of which were later used in journalism classes at the University of Oregon. During Word War II, he served as assistant director in the U.S. Office of censorship, Radio Division, in Washington, D.C. For more than a decade after his retirement, he wrote a weekly column for the Oregonian about Canada, of which he was a native. His columns were frequently syndicated nationally. He is survived by his wife, a son, and three grandchildren, all of Bellevue.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 1995

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