Rated by his colleagues as ranking among the finest political reporters in the state if not the entire midwest, Frank T. Nye is widely noted and respected for his objective coverage of events on the political spectrum. Nye, Associate Editor of the Cedar Rapids Gazette, has served on the staff of that newspaper since 1943. Known as a tireless volunteer worker, Nye has served as the head of such organizations as the Cedar Rapids Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Cedar Rapids Community Services Fund Drive. In 1972, Mr. Nye received a 25-year Award for his volunteer work in American Red Cross activities which he has been involved in on national, state and local levels. The Cedar Rapids Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Iowa State Education Association have both presented Nye with their Distinguished Service Awards in recognition of his work on their behalf.