ROBERT PERMAR, WHEELING
From: West Virginians
Published by The West Virginia Biographical Association, 1928
Submitted by Linda Fluharty.
Robert Permar, Managing Editor of the Wheeling lntelligencer was born in Steubenville, Ohio, September 15, 1896, a son of Edwin Love and Seddie (MacFarland) Permar. He was educated in the public schools and under private tutors.
On leaving school, was employed by the Hazel-Atlas Glass Company and later the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. In 1921, he became a freelance book reviewer and writer on music.
Became editor of Wheeling Intelligencer August 1, 1923 having for a few months before been engaged in special research work for the Wheeling News. Made a national survey of industrial education in the public schools from which investigation "Training in the Trades" was published in 1923.
He is an Episcopalian, Republican and Mason (32 degree, Shriner). Home address: 123 Elmwood St., Edgwood, Office: 202 Intelligencer Building, Wheeling, W. Va.