Norman R. Bowen graduated from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, and received a master\'s degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1947. He served in the United States Navy during World War II, worked for the Spokesman Review in Spokane, Washington, and for the Deseret News, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He spent ten years as city editor on the latter paper. Mr. Bowen also acted as correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, Newsfront Magazine, and the Columbia Journalism Review. He also edited Lowell Thomas: The Stranger Everyone Knew. He taught journalism at both Brigham Young University and the University of Utah. Mr. Bowen\'s service in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints included bishop in Bountiful, Utah, and mission president of the Eastern Atlantic States Mission.