About Adolph Simon Ochs
American newspaper publisher and former owner of The New York Times and The Chattanooga Times (now the Chattanooga Times Free Press)
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.