Henry Tait Rodier, 92, who for years published a one-page daily Washington newspaper, The Bulletin, died Sunday, at his home in Washington.
The Bulletin, which specialized in sports but also gave some general news, was posted in theaters, restaurants, taverns and business places. It folded in 1956.
Born here, Mr. Rodier was a law student at George Washington University and also was working as a printer at the Evening Star when he launched his sports information paper.
The Evening Star had a baseball scoreboard set up in front of its building but refused to operate it on Sundays. Mr. Rodier got permission to set up a board in front of the old Washington Post building and operated it on Sundays.
Eventually, he put up scoreboards all over the country and in 1915, bought The Bulletin, which then was 21 years old.
In 1928, Mr. Rodier moved his printing offices to a new building and expanded operations under the name of United Publishing Co.
After The Bulletin came to an end, he continued to serve as president and chairman of the board of United Publishing Co. until selling the business in 1965.
He was an enthusiastic sports fan and closely associated with the old Washington baseball club and its owners.
Mr. Rodier was a member of Columbia Typographical Union No. 101, and a former member of the Washington Board of Trade and the Variety Club.
He had been active in Wesley Methodist Church for more than 30 years and had been belonging to Harmony Lodge No. 17.
Mr. Rodier also was a member of the Oldest Inhabitants of Washington, D.C. and the Columbia Country Club.
He is survived by his wife, Pauline, and a daughter, Mrs. Joseph F. Timlin, both of the home; another daughter, Sudie-Bell, of Washington; four sisters, one grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.