Albion Interactive History / People / George Mather

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George V. Mather
    Died January 1, 1992

Albion College Graduate
Class of 1926

George V. Mather loved the newspaper business – so much so that he spent much of his life in search of the breaking news story, combing the streets of Albion for events and issues worthy of publication. Mather, former editor of the Albion Recorder diedon Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1992, at the age of 81 in Albion Community Hospitalfollowing a long illness. He arrived in Albion in 1926 and graduated from AlbionCollege to continue his education. He received a bachelor’s degree from Albionin 1932 and began full time work at the Recorder as a reporter.

“Hedevoted his whole life to the Recorder” said local attorney David Moore,who succeeded Mather upon his retirement from the position of editor in 1976.”He was committed to the idea of a thorough local paper – over the years, hereported on everything that went on in this community.” Mather was namededitor in 1941, and spent the next 35 years putting out issue after issue of the”Albion Recorder.” However, his involvement was not limited to theconfines of the newspaper office.

Mather served on the Housing Commission andthe Albion Board of Education. In addition, he was a volunteer for the AlbionAmbulance Service. The Mather Apartments on Erie street were named in his honorfor his service to the city. “By the time he retired, no one knew moreabout the history and workings of Albion than he did,” Moore remarked.”He was very much involved in the affairs of the community.”

“Heleft a legacy to the city in all those issues of the Albion Recorder from1941-1976,” Moore said. “You’d have to look a long time to findsomeone that worked as hard as he did putting out that paper.”

Source: Hinde, Jill Kingsley. “Ex-editor is remembered for devotion.” Albion Recorder. January 3, 1992.

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