Merrill Windsor

Merrill Windsor (deceased) was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2011.

Merrill Windsor, a 1949 graduate of the UA where he served on both the Wildcat and with the Associated Students, began his journalism career with the Arizona Republic and then a brief stint in public relations. But his mark was left as an editor with two of the most iconic western magazines, Sunset and Arizona Highways.

Merrill joined Sunset in 1956 and served as managing editor from 1968-1971. He then joined National Geographic as an editor of special publications. He reportedly edited more than 20 books while there and wrote four himself, including “America’s Sunset Coast” and “Baby Farm Animals.”

Merrill was appointed editor of Arizona Highways in 1985, a post he held until retiring in 1990. He died later that year at the age of 66.

His son Michael notes: “He strongly believed his experiences as student body president and on the student paper prepared him well for his professional life.”

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