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Thurston Twigg-Smith: Advertiser publisher valued outreach

  • COURTESY

    Thurston Twigg-Smith

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

  • STAR-ADVERTISER FILE

    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.

  • STAR-ADVERTISER FILE

    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.

  • STAR-ADVERTISER FILE

    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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