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Photograph was edited for publication purposes. Original photograph has crease on left side. Ben Reddick was the publisher of several small California newspapers and a former Orange County supervisor. He was largely credited with coining the term "Okies" for a story he did on the immigration of Dust Bowl refugees into California in the 1930s. Reddick was named an "Honorary Okie" by the Oklahoma governor in 1968. He was a member of the Orange County Board of Supervisors in the 1950s, served on the state Water Quality Control Board, and worked for several newspapers, including the Los Angeles Examiner. He bought his first newspaper, the Newport Balboa Press, in 1944, which he developed into the Newport Harbor News Press. Reddick later published the San Fernando Valley Times and the Paso Robles Daily Press, which he owned until 1996. He died in 1997.; Miguel Aleman was president of Mexico from 1946-1952. Photograph caption dated March 27, 1965 reads "Long-time friends Miguel Aleman, right, former President of Mexico, and Ben Reddick, publisher of the Valley Times, got together yesterday when Aleman was honored by the Greater Los Angeles Press Club with a liftime (sic) gold membership card."
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