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Adolph Simon Ochs

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States
Death: Died in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States
Place of Burial: Temple Israel Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson, Westchester County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Julius Ochs and Bertha Ochs
Husband of Effie Miriam Ochs
Father of Iphigene Bertha Sulzberger
Brother of George Washington Ochs-Oakes and Ada Adler

Occupation: Publisher & Owner of The New York Times
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About Adolph Simon Ochs

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolph_Ochs

American newspaper publisher and former owner of The New York Times and The Chattanooga Times (now the Chattanooga Times Free Press)

http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0312.html

Born March 12, 1858 in Cincinnati, OH, Died April 8, 1935, in Chattanooga, TN. Moved to Knoxville, TN with his family at a very early age. Began newspaper career as printer's assistant on the Knoxville Chronicle. Bought Chattanooga Times at age 19 and transformed it into one of the South's leading newspapers. Bought a struggling New York Times at age 36 with a commitment to objective journalism, and transformed it into one of the greatest newspapers in the Nation.

http://www.tntrivia.com/famous_tennesseans.htm

Ochs died April 8, 1935, during a visit to Chattanooga.[9] He is buried at the Temple Israel Cemetery in Hastings-on-Hudson, Westchester County, New York.[2][10][11]

His only daughter, Iphigene Bertha Ochs, married Arthur Hays Sulzberger, who became publisher of the Times after Adolph died. Her son-in-law Orvil Dryfoos was publisher from 1961–63, followed by her son Arthur Ochs "Punch" Sulzberger. Her daughter, Ruth Holmberg, became publisher of The Chattanooga Times. Ruth Holmberg's son is Arthur Golden, author of Memoirs of a Geisha. Ochs' great-grandson Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr. has been publisher of The New York Times since 1992.

One of his nephews, Julius Ochs Adler, worked at the New York Times for more than 40 years, becoming general manager in 1935, after Ochs died. Another nephew, John Bertram Oakes, the son of his brother George Washington Ochs Oakes, became editorial page editor of the Times' editorial page in 1961, which he edited until 1976.

Mr. Ochs was inducted into the Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame in 1982.

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Adolph Simon Ochs's Timeline

1858
March 12, 1858
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States
1892
September 19, 1892
Age 34
Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States
1935
April 8, 1935
Age 77
Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States
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Hastings-on-Hudson, Westchester County, New York, United States