Longtime Lincoln newsman Gilbert ‘Gil’ Savery dies at 101
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Longtime Lincoln newspaperman Gilbert “Gil” Savery has died.
Roper & Sons Funeral Home says Savery died Friday in Lincoln. He was 101.
The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Savery retired in 1985 as managing editor of the Lincoln Evening Journal. He began his career there as a police reporter in 1941.
Savery was working at the Evening Journal during the paper’s successful campaign to establish a presidential primary election in Nebraska. The paper was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 1949 for its efforts.
The Evening Journal eventually merged with the Lincoln Daily Star to form the Lincoln Journal Star.
Savery was inducted into the Nebraska Journalism Hall of Fame last year.
Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com