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Thurston Twigg-Smith: Advertiser publisher valued outreach


    Thurston Twigg-Smith

    He served in every department that The Advertiser operated before he took over


    Twigg-Smith was a key figure in creating The Contemporary Museum. Here he is pictured at the museum in 1990 with a Madge Tennent painting and Charles M. Stockholm and Maryanna Gerbode Shaw, trustees of The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation of San Francisco.


    Thurston Twigg-Smith, publisher of The Advertiser, congratulates Hawaii Newspaper Agency employees Amy Igarashi, Dan Harimoto, William Vasconcelles and Melvin Chan on their 25 years of service in 1977.


    Postmaster Hon Chung Chee and avid stamp collector Twigg-Smith hold a poster announcing commemorative stamps issued in 1972.

Thurston Twigg-Smith, a scion of missionary descendants who helped make the once-weaker Honolulu Advertiser Hawaii’s dominant newspaper, died Saturday at the age of 94. Read more

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