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S. George Ellsworth, a noted Utah histor

December 24, 1997

LOGAN, Utah (AP) _ S. George Ellsworth, a noted Utah historian, author and teacher, died of kidney failure Monday. He was 80.

Ellsworth joined the Utah State University faculty as a history professor in 1951 and retired in 1983.

A founding co-editor of the ``Western Historical Quarterly,″ in 1970, Ellsworth was the managing editor until retiring from that job in 1979. The Quarterly is the publication of the Western History Association, which gave Ellsworth an honorary life membership in 1984.

Ellsworth wrote eight books, including the standard seventh grade textbook ``Utah Heritage,″ first published in 1972 and.

He also served as a bishop in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Ernest ``Polly″ Rosborough

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) _ Ernest ``Polly″ Rosborough, considered the father of modern fly fishing in the American West, died Thursday. He was 95.

Rosborough was the first fly caster to study the West’s insects, to tie artificial flies that imitated their underwater life stages and put his observations down on paper.

His first book, 1965′s ``Tying and Fishing the Fuzzy Nymphs,″ opened the door to conventional nymph fishing, which abounds today.

Rosborough began fly fishing in the 1920s in Northern California, and in 1928 settled in Chiloquin on the bank of the Williamson River.

Frank Campbell Waldrop

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Frank Campbell Waldrop, an executive editor of the former Washington Times-Herald, died Dec. 21 from a ruptured aorta. He was 92.

Waldrop was a reporter for the Nashville Tennessean from 1928 to 1929 and worked at the New York Evening Journal for a year before returning to the Tennessean as city editor and, later, managing editor.

Waldrop joined what was then the Washington Herald in 1933 as a reporter. The paper eventually merged with the Times, and Waldrop worked his way up, becoming an editorial writer, managing editor, political editor and, ultimately, executive editor. He left the newspaper in 1953.

The Times-Herald eventually was purchased by The Washington Post and later merged with it.

After his resignation, Waldrop became a prolific book reviewer for the Post and consultant to the State Department. He also wrote and edited several books.

His survivors include his wife of 68 years, Eleanor, two children and five grandchildren.

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