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Whitehead, Glenn E.



  • Existence: 1892-


Glenn E. Whitehead was born on a farm in Marshall County, Iowa, on August 11, 1892. After graduating from high school in Marshalltown, Whitehead took a two-year commerce course before entering the newspaper field in 1914. He was associated with various Iowa publications including the Nevada Journal, Des Moines Capital, Iowa Homestead, and Newton News. In 1926 he became the publisher of the Daily Chief in Perry, Iowa. He was the president of the Iowa Press Association from 1944 to 1945. Whitehead was a commissioned Naval officer during World War I and remained active in the American Legion. During World War II, he was a correspondent in the European War sector. Active in the Republican Party, Whitehead was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1932 and in 1934 he was the publicity director of the Iowa State Republican Party headquarters. Whitehead served many terms as both a state representative and senator. He was also a member of the Iowa Development Commission.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Glenn E. Whitehead Papers

Identifier: MsC0237

State legislator and Perry, Iowa, newspaper publisher. Correspondence, poetry, diary, subject files, etc. relating to both his private and professional life. Includes items ranging from campaign advertising to his WWI supply officer's manual.

Dates: 1924-1963