Speaker:

Janet Worthington

Margaret Cobb Ailshie, A Force in Idaho’s Newspaper Industry

Speaker:  Janet Worthington

Margaret Cobb Ailshie was the first woman publisher for the Idaho Statesman, who initially followed the policies provided by her father, Calvin Cobb.  Ailshie held the post from 1928‑1959 and guided the newspaper to greater growth.  She was called a “fearless” publisher” by the Statesman and was loved by her staff.