Clint Youle

Clint Youle, one of the first men to present the weather on television and who was a former Illinois legislator, died July 23 in Chicago of natural causes. He was 83.

Youle’s television career began in 1948 when producers at NBC in Chicago decided to produce daily weather reports. He volunteered to use the meteorology expertise he had gained during World War II and was first to present the weather on a national news program when he appeared on “The Camel News Caravan” with John Cameron Swayze in 1949.

Youle, who became known as Mr. Weatherman, used a Rand McNally map covered with Plexiglas and marked weather systems using a black marker as he gave the forecast. He retired from television in 1959.

Youle was elected to the Illinois Legislature in 1964.

Youle, who also owned several newspapers and worked as an investment banker, retired in 1977.

He is survived by his wife, a son, two daughters and a sister.

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