John "Jack" Gallivan dies

A longtime publisher of the Salt Lake Tribune who paved the way for the Utah Jazz and the 2002 Winter Olympics died Tuesday.  John “Jack” Gallivan was 97.  Gallivan began as the newspaper’s promotions manager in the late 1930’s and rose to the role of publisher in 1960.  He is remembered for elevating tourism in Utah including campaigning to approve liquor-by-the-drink in the state. He is credited with building the Salt Palace which helped attract hotels, minor league sports teams and eventually the Jazz. Gallivan is known for putting the homeless in homes.

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