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Moses Louis Annenberg

Also Known As: "Moe"
Birthplace: Kalvishken, East Prussia
Death: Died in Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Place of Burial: Mt. Sinai Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Tobias Annenberg and Sarah Annenberg
Husband of Sadie Cecilia Annenberg
Father of Enid A. Haupt and Walter Hubert Annenberg
Brother of Jacob Annenberg; Rahly Rose and Max Annenberg

Managed by: Ken Anthony
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About Moses Louis Annenberg

Moses "Moe" Louis Annenberg (February 11, 1877 – July 20, 1942) was a Jewish American newspaper publisher, who purchased The Philadelphia Inquirer, the third-oldest surviving daily newspaper in the United States in 1936. The Inquirer has the sixteenth largest average weekday U.S. newspaper circulation, and has won eighteen Pulitzer Prizes.

Annenberg began his career as a Chicago newspaper salesman at the Chicago Tribune, then, for the Hearst Corporation. He eventually built a fortune and the successful publishing company that became Triangle Publications, Inc. During the Roosevelt administration, he was indicted for tax evasion and, after pleading guilty, was sentenced to two years; he died in prison.

Several sources have documented his links to organized crime, such as his involvement in Chicago's "Circulation Wars" and his later ownership of the National Racing Wire, though it is widely under reported.

He and his wife, Sadie, were the parents of the publisher and philanthropist Walter Annenberg, the philanthropist Enid Haupt, and six other children.

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Moses Louis Annenberg's Timeline

February 11, 1877
East Prussia
Age 28
March 13, 1908
Age 31
Milwaukee, WI, USA
July 20, 1942
Age 65
Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA