Irving Norman Smith

Irving Norman Smith, journalist, author (b at Ottawa, Ont 28 Oct 1909; d there 28 Jan 1989). He was a newspaperman for more than 40 years, mostly with the Ottawa Journal, where he began 1928. In the 1960s, following his father, E.
Irving Norman Smith, journalist, author (b at Ottawa, Ont 28 Oct 1909; d there 28 Jan 1989). He was a newspaperman for more than 40 years, mostly with the Ottawa Journal, where he began 1928. In the 1960s, following his father, E.


Smith, Irving Norman

Irving Norman Smith, journalist, author (b at Ottawa, Ont 28 Oct 1909; d there 28 Jan 1989). He was a newspaperman for more than 40 years, mostly with the Ottawa Journal, where he began 1928. In the 1960s, following his father, E. Norman Smith, he became editor, then president, of the paper and did much to make it more than the party organ it had been. Also interested in the North, Smith served for a time on the NWT Council and edited The Unbelievable Land, a collection of essays about the Arctic.