WILLIAMS, JOHN HUW (1871 - 1944), newspaper editor

Name: John Huw Williams
Date of birth: 1871
Date of death: 1944
Gender: Male
Occupation: newspaper editor
Area of activity: Literature and Writing; Printing and Publishing
Author: David Thomas

Born 28 February 1871 at Caernarfon. Known by his bardic name of ' Leo ', but in Yr Herald Cymraeg he wrote under the pen-name of ' Sgorfai '. He was one of the founders of Y Dinesydd Cymreig (1912), its editor until 1925, and its manager until 1926. His articles, ' Senedd y Pentre ', were very popular. He moved to Blaenau Ffestiniog (1926) as an official with the Independent Order of Rechabites, returning to Caernarfon (1942). He wrote a column ' Sibrydion yr Awel ', in Y Gwyliedydd Newydd. He was an actor, author of the play, Yr Hen Gojar (1925), pacifist, temperance advocate, and local preacher. He died 7 January 1944 at Caernarfon.


Published date: 2001

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