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us: Bailey, Paul, 1906-1987

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  • Fuller Name

    • Paul Dayton
  • Variants

    • us: Bailey, Paul Dayton, 1906-1987
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1906-07-12
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1987-10-26
    • Birth Place

        (naf) American Fork (Utah)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Claremont (Calif.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Lockheed Corporation
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Westernlore Press
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        (lcsh) Authors
          (lcsh) Editors
            (lcsh) Publishers and publishing
        • Sources

          • found: His Type-high ... 1937.
          • found: Biog. resource center (Contemp. authors), Dec. 14, 2006 (Paul Dayton Bailey; b. 1906, American Fork, Utah; d. Oct. 26, 1987, Claremont, Calif.; Westernlore Press, publisher and editor, beginning 1941)
          • found: Find A Grave, via WWW, August 12, 2016 (Paul Dayton Bailey; born July 12, 1906 in American Fork, Utah County, Utah; died October 26, 1987 in Claremont, Los Angeles County, California; American Author and Publisher; Paul left home at the age of 13, and traveled the rails until 1922, when he returned to Salt Lake City and enrolled at the University of Utah; to pay for school, he worked as a stable keeper, a hospital orderly, and a reporter for the Salt Lake Telegram; when the Telegram folded in 1926, Bailey left for Los Angeles to find work as a radio operator; there his search for work was also unsuccessful, and he ended up on Skid Row; through a happy accident, he got a job in a print shop and in a few years became a journeyman printer; he married his wife Evelyn, formerly of Fillmore, Utah, in 1927; still pursuing a career in Journalism, Bailey also worked as a reporter for the Los Angeles Record and the Hollywood Citizen; his first novel, Type High, a semi-autobiographical work about his experiences as a printer, was published in 1937, followed by For This My Glory in 1940; during the first part of World War II, Bailey worked for the Lockheed Corporation, editing their plant newspaper, the Lockheed Star; in 1943, Paul and Evelyn bought the Eagle Rock Advertiser, a small local newspaper in the Los Angeles area; that same year, realizing that he had no time to run a newspaper and search for publishers for his books, Bailey founded the Westernlore Press; while he was actively running Westernlore Press, Bailey published many of his own books, as well as books by other western authors; in all, Bailey wrote and published over forty books on western history, as well as innumerable articles, book reviews, and tributes; he was in great demand as a speaker, and often gave talks to local and national organizations; he was a founding member of Westerners International, a member of the Los Angeles Corral of Westerners, Death Valley 49ers, E Clampus Vitus, and Western Writers of America, where he served as President in 1979-1980; after a fire wiped out Westernlore's inventory in 1973, Lynn Bailey (his son) took control of the business from his aging father and moved the press to Tucson, Arizona)
        • LC Classification

          • PS3503.A5118
        • Change Notes

          • 1980-06-17: new
          • 2016-08-13: revised
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