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Leonard Herman Verbarg

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Leonard Herman Verbarg

Birth
Death
24 Mar 1984 (aged 80)
Burial
Hayward, Alameda County, California, USA Add to Map
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Section D
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Leonard Verbarg was a journalist and editor of the "Knave" column in the Oakland Tribune for more than twenty years (1953-1974). The "Knave" was begun during the 1930s and was dedicated principally to California local history. Because Leonard Verbarg opened the column to the public, history buffs, community boosters and descendants of pioneer families all sent him copy, much of which he edited and published. Some published local historians, including Rockwell D. Hunt, F. Hal Higgins and Charles M. Loring contributed regularly to the "Knave." Leonard Verbarg received the California Historical Society's Award of Merit in 1965. Nine years later, on the death of long-time Tribune publisher, Joseph R. Knowland, the "Knave" column was terminated.
Leonard Verbarg was a journalist and editor of the "Knave" column in the Oakland Tribune for more than twenty years (1953-1974). The "Knave" was begun during the 1930s and was dedicated principally to California local history. Because Leonard Verbarg opened the column to the public, history buffs, community boosters and descendants of pioneer families all sent him copy, much of which he edited and published. Some published local historians, including Rockwell D. Hunt, F. Hal Higgins and Charles M. Loring contributed regularly to the "Knave." Leonard Verbarg received the California Historical Society's Award of Merit in 1965. Nine years later, on the death of long-time Tribune publisher, Joseph R. Knowland, the "Knave" column was terminated.

Bio by: Lester Letson


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