William R. Callahan
William Roger Callahan, born in St. John’s November 7, 1931, is one of Newfoundland’s and Canada’s most senior journalists, having worked in print and broadcast media for nearly a half-century with a short time out for politics. He was natural resources minister in the final years of the last Smallwood administration of the Newfoundland government. As editor of all three daily newspapers published in Newfoundland in the twentieth century—The Telegram, The Western Star, and the now defunct Daily News, Callahan set a record that will likely never be equalled. During those years he published literally thousands of commentaries on politics and public affairs. Callahan lives in St. John's with his wife Daphne Marie Ryan.