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POHL, George

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POHL, George. (Dubuque, IA, Jan. 29, 1874--Dubuque, IA, Mar. 14, 1950). First linotype mechanic in Dubuque. Pohl became an employee of the TELEGRAPH HERALD on August 8, 1888 and remained with the paper until his retirement on June 19, 1940. He began at the paper running errands and collecting market and weather reports. He was later a printer apprentice.

Due to his mechanical abilities, Pohl was eventually responsible for servicing five linotype machines. It was later that he became a linotype operator. Pohl was active in the Typographical Union No. 22 and served as its president. He also served a number of years on the Dubuque Board of Review.



Obituaries. Telegraph Herald, March 13, 1950, p. 12. Online: https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=aEyKTaVlRPYC&dat=19500313&printsec=frontpage&hl=en