Orange County









            Samuel A. Meyer is a prominent representative of journalistic interests in Orange County as president of the Newport Harbor Publishing Company and as owner of the Newport News, the Balboa Times and the Costa Mesa Herald.  He is a native of Burlington, Iowa, born in 1880, and prior to coming to Newport Beach, California, was connected with the Denver Post and Times and with the Leader at Cheyenne, Wyoming.  In 1912 he went to Chandler, Arizona, where for more than a decade he published the Chandler Arizonan.  In 1922 he sold this paper and came to California, taking up his abode at Newport Beach, were as president of the Newport Harbor Publishing Company he now owns three weekly journals—the Newport News, Balboa Times and Costa Mesa Herald, all of which enjoy an extensive subscription and advertising patronage.  The recently completed building of the company which stands on the main boulevard in Newport Beach is a modern, up-to-date structure with splendid facilities for all branches of the printing industry.

            In 1908 at Des Moines, Iowa, Mr. Meyer was united in marriage with Miss Vera Johnson, a daughter of J. D. Johnson, well known advertising man of Des Moines.  Mr. and Mrs. Meyer are the parents of a daughter, Lucile J., who attended the University of California at Los Angeles and resides with her parents in the Lido Isle home.  Mr. Meyer manifests an active and helpful interest in civic affairs, withholding his aid and cooperation from no movement or measure for the general welfare.  His influence as a journalist is ever found on the side of progress and many projects looking toward community advancement has been successfully promoted through the medium of his newspapers.

            Mr. Meyer is a Mason, having membership in the Lodge and Chapter.  He also belongs to Costa Mesa Lions, Newport Harbor Service Club, California Newspaper Publishers Association and Orange County Weekly Newspaper Association, and is vice president of the Newport Harbor Chamber of Commerce.




Transcribed by V. Gerald Iaquinta.

Source: California of the South Vol. IV, by John Steven McGroarty, Pages 419-420, Clarke Publ., Chicago, Los Angeles, Indianapolis.  1933.

© 2012  V. Gerald Iaquinta.