Born in 1908, Irving Colpack lived in Dorchester, MA with his two older brothers. Like his brothers before him, he was a newsboy who delivered 200 newspapers on weekdays and 400 copies of the Sunday edition weekly. In 1925 he was accepted to Harvard and received the Boston Newboys Protective Union’s Harvard Scolarship for being the newsboy in the Boston area with the highest marks on his Harvard entrance exam. He graduated from Harvard and went on to pursue his Masters at the University of Chicago. He passed away one year into his studies in Chicago.