Harold Schindler

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Harold Moroni "Hal" Schindler (December 6, 1929 – December 28, 1998) was an American journalist and historian, known for his articles and books on the American west. Early in his career he also scripted episodes of the television series "Death Valley Days" and "Gunsmoke." He is best known for his 1966 biography of 19th-century Latter-day Saint Orrin Porter Rockwell. Schindler was born in Chicago, Illinois to Moroni Helaman Nephi Schindler and Carolina Margaretta Strickstrock, who were German immigrants. Shortly afterward they moved to New York City, until 1940 when they moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. He married Benita (Bonnie) Nixdorf Schindler in 1956 and they had three children. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Schindler had a fifty year journalism career with the Utah daily Salt Lake Tribune. Starting as a copyboy in 1945, he rose through the ranks as a police reporter, humor writer, and spent 27 years as a television columnist. He was the editor of the Sunday Arts section and magazine. He also regularly covered Utah history and current events, producing articles in which he chronicled Utah's history leading to statehood. He used  ( Wikipedia article )


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