Managing editor of the Chicago Daily News, novelist, and author of several books on Chicago history.
From the description of Henry Justin Smith papers, 1912-1980, bulk 1912-1935. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 187966637
In September of 1924, Henry Justin Smith was appointed Assistant to the President of the University. He came to the University after some twelve years with the Chicago Daily News, and left again in 1926 to become its Managing Editor. During his time as Assistant to the President, Henry J. Smith was in charge of publicity and public relations for the University. Beginning in the 1920s the University hired public relations officers to disseminate information about University events and programs. Press releases were regularly sent to Chicago newspapers, wire services, and other news offices as appropriate.
From the guide to the University of Chicago. Office of Public Relations. Records, 1924-1926, (Special Collections Research Center University of Chicago Library 1100 East 57th Street Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.)