Shipler was known as the dean of the capital press corps, a distinction gained from seven decades in journalism and bylines in prestigious national publications. Shipler resided in Carson City from 1956 until his death in 1996. His bust sits inside the front entrance of Nevada’s capitol. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he began his career in 1937 by writing for “The Churchmen,” a publication of his father, the Rev. Dr. Guy Emery Shipler. He joined Newsweek in 1941and eventually wrote for Business Week, Time, Life, Sports Illustrated, People, Fortune and others, as well as his weekly column on Nevada politics that appeared in newspapers around the state.