Former Tomahawk Leader editor Graham Foster, Jr., dies at 89

TOMAHAWK – Graham Foster, Jr., who worked for 38 years as editor of the Tomahawk Leader, died Tuesday, May 28. He was 89.

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Graham Foster, Jr.

Foster was born May 22, 1930, in Arizona to Ruth and Graham Foster, Sr. He earned his bachelor’s degree in English at Ripon College. Foster also served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

In 1954, Foster became editor of the Tomahawk Leader. He stayed at the newspaper for the next 38 years, during which time he won several WNA Better Newspaper Contest awards for his work as a reporter, editor and columnist.

Foster married his wife, Joanna Osero, on Aug. 13, 1960. Together they had two children, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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