David Bertil Hope (23 October 1903 – 14 February 1969) was a political writer for the Oakland Tribune for 32 years, 1937 to 1969, 'covering most of the major state, regional and national political stories for the newspaper.' 'From 1947 to 1954 he wrote the Daily Knave column.'

He was born 23 October 1903 in Sweden 2 to Charles D. Hope and Anna N. (Andersson) Hope. The family immigrated through Canada to Boston, then came to Livermore, where he remained. 'He was graduated from Livermore High School in 1919. In the next 18 years, before joining The Tribune in 1937, he worked on the Herald, the Livermore Journal, the San Francisco Examiner and Hearst's old morning Oakland Times.' He did publicity work for the Livermore Rodeo 1 in 1934, before joining the Tribune.

He married Flora Edna De Paoli (5 October 1913 – 7 July 2004) on 17 June 1933 in Alameda 2. They had two daughters, Shirley May Hope3 and Jeanette Louise Hope4.

On his death, February 14, 1969, the Oakland Tribune ran his obituary on three different pages of the newspaper.1

Links and References

  1. Tribune's Dave Hope Is Dead Oakland Tribune, 14 Feb 1969, Fastest Slow Guy, by Morgan Fletcher
  2. David Bertil Hope 23 October 1903 – 14 February 1969
  3. Knave  - Oakland Tribune May 21, 1934
  4. California Birth Index, 1905-1995