Marble, George W.

George W. Marble was born within a mile of the Fort Scott Monitor-Tribune office where he spent the greater part of his life. He graduated from Dartmouth College and the Tuck School of Business, both in New Hampshire.

He joined the Fort Scott Tribune as a reporter in 1891 and purchased an interest in the paper the following year. He went on to succeed his father as editor and publisher of the Tribune and Monitor.

A former president of the Kansas Press Association, Marble was a member of the board of trustees of Mid-America Inc., a director of the Kansas State Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce.

“If he had not been publisher of the Tribune,” said Mayor Frank Doherty when he learned of Marble’s death, “the newspaper would have printed stories weekly on the fine things Mr. Marble has done for the community.”