Mr. Mann joined the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times in 1932 at the age of sixteen. He began his printer apprenticeship according to union regulations for six years in 1935 at the age of twenty one. He became a journeymen printer in 1941. The majority of his nearly fifty-year career with the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times was spent in the composing room. Mr. Mann retired as superintendent of the composing room in 1981.