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Alexander Manly (1866 - 1944)

Alexander (or Alex) Manly (1866–1944) was an African-American newspaper editor in North Carolina in the late 19th century and a descendant of North Carolina Gov. Charles Manly. Alexander m...

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Bert Garai (1890 - 1973)

Keystone Press Agency was founded in the early 1900’s in London, by Bert Garai. The Canadian office, located in Montreal was founded in 1960 by Bob Moynier, who was a staff photographer at Keyst...

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Keen Johnson, Governor (1896 - 1970)

Keen Johnson (January 12, 1896 – February 7, 1970) was the 45th Governor of Kentucky, serving from 1939 to 1943. He remains the only journalist to have served in that capacity. After serving i...

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Jim Nance McCord, Governor MP (1879 - 1968)

Jim Nance McCord (March 17, 1879 – September 2, 1968) was an American journalist and politician who served as Governor of Tennessee from 1945 to 1949, and was a member of the U.S. House of Rep...

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A.M. Speights (1836 - 1885)

A.M. Speights was the founder of The Greenville News.

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Miles Benjamin McSweeney, Governor (1855 - 1909)

Miles Benjamin McSweeney (April 18, 1855 – September 29, 1909) was the 87th Governor of South Carolina from June 2, 1899, to January 20, 1903. McSweeney was born in Charleston and was forc...

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Ira Oliver McDaniel (1807 - 1887)

Ira Oliver McDaniel (January 19, 1807 – August 28, 1887) was a cotton merchant, farmer and newspaper man in early Atlanta, Georgia. In the 1830s he lived in Monroe, Georgia with his wife R...

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John Forsyth, Jr. (1821 - 1877)

. John Forsyth (October 31, 1821 – May 2, 1877) was an American newspaper editor of the Mobile Register and the son to politician John Forsyth and grandson of U.S. Congressman Robert Forsyth. ...

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Samuel Chenery Damon (1815 - 1885)

Samuel Chenery Damon (1815–1885) was a missionary to Hawaii, pastor of the Seamen's Bethel Church, chaplain of the Honolulu American Seamen's Friend Society and editor of the monthly newspaper...

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Zac Goldsmith MP

"Frank Zacharias Robin "Zac" Goldsmith (born 20 January 1975) is a British Conservative Party politician, environmental journalist, and entrepreneur, who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Rich...

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Gavin Astor, 2nd Baron Astor of Hever MP (1918 - c.1984)

Gavin Astor, 2nd Baron Astor of Hever (1 June 1918 – 28 June 1984) was a British soldier, publisher, and peer. His father was John Jacob Astor, 1st Baron Astor of Hever. He was educated at...

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Lewis Linn McArthur (1843 - 1897)

Lewis Linn McArthur (March 18, 1843 – May 10, 1897) was an American newspaper publisher and judge in the state of Oregon. He was an Oregon Supreme Court associate justice and the father of Lew...

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Walter Hines Page (1855 - 1918)

Walter Hines Page (August 15, 1855 – December 21, 1918) was an American journalist, publisher, and diplomat. He was the United States ambassador to the United Kingdom during World War I. B...

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Martha Hemingway (1908 - 1998)

Martha Gellhorn was an American novelist, travel writer and journalist, considered to be one of the greatest war correspondents of the 20th century. She reported on virtually every major world conflict...

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Arthur William à Beckett (1844 - 1909)

Arthur William à Beckett (25 October 1844 Fulham - 14 January 1909 London) was an English journalist and intellectual. Biography He was a younger son of Gilbert Abbott à Beckett...

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Christine Sadler (1902 - 1983)

Christine Sadler (1902–1983), born in Silver Point, Putnam County, Tennessee, was an American author, journalist, and magazine editor. Biography Christine Sadler received her undergrad...

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Rose Wilder Lane MP (1886 - 1968)

In 1908, Rose moved to San Francisco, and lived with a reporter for the San Francisco Bulletin, Bessie Beatty. Living in the same apartment building was Claire Gillette Lane, who became Rose's husband ...

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Moses Louis Annenberg (1877 - 1942)

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 i...

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Peter Bulkeley Greenough (1917 - 2006)

Peter B. Greenough (February 6, 1917 – September 6, 2006) was an American journalist and editor. He was the husband of opera singer Beverly Sills. Greenough was born in Brookline, Massachu...

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T. E. Utley (deceased)

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Abigail Jane Duniway MP (1834 - 1915)

Abigail Scott Duniway (October 22, 1834 – October 11, 1915) was an American women's rights advocate, newspaper editor and writer, whose efforts were instrumental in gaining voting rights for wom...

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Harvey W. Scott (1838 - 1910)

Harvey Whitefield Scott[1] (February 1, 1838 – August 7, 1910) was an American pioneer, newspaper editor, and historian. Scott was born in on a farm in Illinois and migrated to Oregon with his...

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Hon. John Sherburne Sleeper (Author, Politician) MP (1794 - 1878)

John Sherburne Sleeper (1794–1878) was an American sailor, ship master, novelist (who used the pseudo name of Hawser Martingale), journalist, editor and politician. He was the 6th Mayor of Rox...

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Gen. James Watson Webb MP (1802 - 1884)

So much has been written about the life of James Watson Webb, it's hard to know where to start. James L. Crouthamel wrote a biography titled "James Watson Webb" in 1969. James Watson was raised as an o...

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Henry W. Grady (1850 - 1889)

Henry Woodfin Grady (May 24, 1850 – December 23, 1889) was a journalist and orator who helped reintegrate the states of the former Confederacy into the Union after the American Civil War. As a...

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Mary Pinchot Meyer MP (1920 - 1964)

Mary Eno Pinchot Meyer (October 14, 1920 – October 12, 1964) was an American socialite, painter, former wife of Central Intelligence Agency official Cord Meyer and close friend of US president...

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Lucien Carr (1925 - 2005)

Lucien Carr (March 1, 1925 – January 28, 2005) was a key member of the original New York City circle of the Beat Generation in the 1940s; later he worked for many years as an editor for United...

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Briton Hadden (co-founder of Time magazine) (1898 - 1929)

Briton Hadden (February 18, 1898 – February 27, 1929) was the co-founder of Time magazine with his Yale classmate Henry Luce. He was Time's first editor and the inventor of its revolutionary...

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Sir Harry Brittain, KBE, CMG (1873 - 1974)

Sir Henry Ernest Brittain, KBE (24 December 1873 — 9 July 1974) was a British journalist and Conservative politician. Harry Brittain, as he was known, was born at Ranmoor, Sheffield, and w...

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Samuel Bowles, Ill MP (1826 - 1878)

Samuel Bowles III (February 9, 1826 – January 16, 1878) was an American journalist born in Springfield, Massachusetts. Beginning in 1844 he was the publisher and editor of The Republican (Spring...

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E. W. Scripps MP (1854 - 1926)

Edward Willis Scripps (June 18, 1854 – March 12, 1926), was an American newspaper publisher and founder of The E. W. Scripps Company, a diversified media conglomerate, and United Press news se...

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James Edmund Scripps (1835 - 1906)

James Edmund Scripps (March 19, 1835 – May 28, 1906) was an American newspaper publisher and philanthropist. Scripps was born in 1835 in London to James Mogg Scripps and Ellen Mary (Saunde...

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Oswald Garrison Villard (1872 - 1949)

Oswald Garrison Villard (March 13, 1872 – October 1, 1949) was an American journalist. He provided a rare direct link between the anti-imperialism of the late 19th century and the conservative...

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Major Granville Roland Fortescue (1875 - 1952)

Granville Roland Fortescue (October 12, 1875-April 21, 1952) was an American soldier, a Rough Rider serving with his cousin, Colonel Theodore Roosevelt in Cuba, a presidential aide in the first Roose...

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Mark Kellogg (1833 - 1876)

) Mark Kellogg (March 31, 1831 – June 25, 1876) was a newspaper reporter killed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Kellogg rode with George Armstrong Custer during the battle and was evident...

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Moses Cheney (1793 - 1875)

Moses Cheney (January 31, 1793 – July 17, 1875) was an abolitionist, printer and legislator from New Hampshire. Cheney was born in 1793 in Thornton, New Hampshire. Cheney entered the paper...

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Benjamin F. Bache, I, journalist (1769 - 1798)

Benjamin Franklin Bache (b. 1769, d. 1798 during the Philadelphia Yellow Fever outbreak) married Margaret Markoe, leading journalist who died while imprisoned under the Sedition Act by the Federalists....

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Rollin Kirby (1875 - 1952)

From Wikipedia: Rollin Kirby (September 4, 1875, Galva, Illinois – May 8, 1952, New York, New York) was an American political cartoonist. In 1922 he was chronologically the first winner of the...

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Sara Jane Lippincott (aka, Grace Greenwood) (1823 - 1904)

Sara Jane Lippincott (1823–1904) was better known by the pseudonym Grace Greenwood. She was an American author, poet, and lecturer. One of the first women to gain access into the Congressional...

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Peter Charles Archibald Ewart Jennings MP (1938 - 2005)

Peter Charles Archibald Ewart Jennings, CM (July 29, 1938 – August 7, 2005) was a Canadian American journalist and news anchor. He was the sole anchor of ABC's World News Tonight from 1983 unt...

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Kati Marton MP

Kati Marton is a Hungarian-American author and journalist. Her career has included reporting for ABC News as a foreign correspondent and National Public Radio, where she started as a production assista...

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Katie Couric MP

Katherine Anne "Katie" Couric (born January 7, 1957) is an American journalist and author. She serves as special correspondent for ABC News, contributing to ABC World News, Nightline, 20/20, Good Mor...

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Hubert Renfro Knickerbocker (1898 - 1949)

Pulitzer prize-winning war correspondent

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Willard Dickerman Straight (1880 - 1918)

Willard Dickerman Straight (January 31, 1880 – December 1, 1918) was an American investment banker, publisher, reporter and diplomat. Biography An orphan, Straight was born on January ...

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Roone Arledge (1931 - 2002)

Roone Pickney Arledge, Jr. (July 8, 1931 – December 5, 2002) was an American sports and news broadcasting pioneer who was president of ABC Sports from 1968 until 1986 and ABC News from 1977 un...

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Colonel Charles John Biddle (USA) (1819 - 1873)

Charles John Biddle (1819 – September 28, 1873) was an American soldier, lawyer, Congressman, and newspaper editor. Biography Biddle was born and died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He w...

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Henry Morton Stanley MP (1841 - 1904)

Note - I have just received a copy of Tim Jeal's biography* "Stanley The Imposible Life of Africa's Greatest Explorer" and will add to/adjust the summary below as necessary in due course. CJB 5th Aug 2...

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Geoffrey Dawson (1874 - 1944)

Geoffrey Dawson was editor of The Times from 1912 to 1919 and again from 1923 until 1941.

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William Bradford (c.1719 - 1791)

) William Bradford (1719 – September 25, 1791) was a printer, soldier, and leader during the American Revolution from Philadelphia. Bradford was born in New York City in 1719, and was the ...

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Edmund Wilson, Jr. (1895 - 1972)

Edmund Wilson (May 8, 1895 – June 12, 1972) was an American writer, literary and social critic, and noted man of letters. Early life Wilson was born in Red Bank, New Jersey. His parent...

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Richard Halliburton (1900 - c.1939)

Richard Halliburton (January 9, 1900 – presumed dead after March 24, 1939) was an American traveler, adventurer, and author. Best known today for having swum the length of the Panama Canal and...

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Bosley Crowther (1905 - 1981)

Bosley Crowther (July 13, 1905 – March 7, 1981) was an American journalist and author who was film critic for The New York Times for 27 years. His reviews and articles helped shape the careers...

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Hamilton Fish Armstrong (1893 - 1973)

Hamilton Fish Armstrong (April 7, 1893 – April 24, 1973) was a United States diplomat and editor. Biography He attended Princeton University, then began a career in journalism at New R...

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George Frederick Will MP

George Frederick Will (born May 4, 1941) is an American newspaper columnist, journalist, and author. He is a Pulitzer Prize-winner best known for his conservative commentary on politics. In 1986, the...

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Frances Scott Fitzgerald (1921 - 1986)

The only child of novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, Frances Scott "Scottie" Fitzgerald was a writer, a journalist (for The Washington Post and The New Yorker among others), and a...

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William Lindsay White (1900 - 1973)

William Lindsay White (1900–1973), American journalist, was the son of newspaper editor William Allen White. White grew up in Emporia, Kansas, went to the nearby University of Kansas, and then...

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William Emerson (1923 - 2009)

) William Austin "Bill" Emerson Jr. (February 28, 1923 – August 25, 2009) was an American journalist who covered the civil rights era as Newsweek's first bureau chief assigned to cover the Sou...

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Ben Bradlee MP

Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee (born August 26, 1921) is a vice president at-large of The Washington Post. As executive editor of the Post from 1968 to 1991, he became a national figure during the pr...

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Benjamin Franklin Perry, Governor (1805 - 1886)

Benjamin Franklin Perry (November 20, 1805 – December 3, 1886) was the 72nd Governor of South Carolina, appointed by President Andrew Johnson in 1865 after the end of the American Civil War. ...

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Francis Preston Blair MP (1791 - 1876)

Francis Preston Blair, Sr. (April 12, 1791 – October 18, 1876) was an American journalist and politician. He helped to organize the new Republican Party, and presided at its preliminary conven...

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Joseph Dennie (1768 - 1812)

Joseph Dennie (August 30, 1768 – January 7, 1812) was an American author and journalist who was one of the foremost men of letters of the Federalist Era. A Federalist, Dennie is best remembere...

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Timothy Robert Noah MP

Timothy Robert Noah (born 1958) is an American journalist. He is a senior editor of The New Republic, where he writes the TRB column. Noah is also a contributing editor to The Washington Monthly and ...

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Marjorie Williams (1958 - 2005)

Marjorie Williams (January 13, 1958 – January 16, 2005) was a writer, reporter, and columnist for Vanity Fair and The Washington Post, writing about American society and profiling the American...

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Helen Rogers Reid (1882 - 1970)

Helen Rogers Reid (November 23, 1882 – July 27, 1970) was an American newspaper publisher. She was president of the New York Herald Tribune.-------------------- Helen Rogers Reid (November 2...

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Whitelaw Reid (1913 - 2009)

) Whitelaw Reid (July 26, 1913 – April 18, 2009) was an American journalist who later served as editor, president and chairman of the family-owned New York Herald Tribune. An avid sportsman th...

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Whitelaw Reid (1837 - 1912)

Whitelaw Reid (October 27, 1837 – December 15, 1912) was a U.S. politician and newspaper editor, as well as the author of a popular history of Ohio in the Civil War. Early life Born Ja...

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Sir Nicholas Lloyd MP

Lloyd is a former British newspaper editor and broadcaster.

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Eve Pollard, OBE MP

English author, journalist and a former editor of several tabloid newspapers.

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Frank Robert Johnson (1943 - 2006)

Frank Johnson, who died in 2006, aged 63, was one of the most remarkable talents in British journalism over the last 30 years. Although he was born with few advantages and received little formal educat...

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Sir Kenneth Wade Parkinson, Knt (1908 - 1981)

Chairman, Yorkshire Post Newspapers; High Sheriff of Yorkshire.

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Nigel Dempster (1941 - 2007)

Dempster was a British journalist, author, broadcaster and diarist. Best known for his celebrity gossip columns in newspapers, his work appeared in the Daily Express and Daily Mail and also in Private ...

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Auberon Alexander Waugh (1939 - 2001)

Auberon Alexander Waugh ( /ˈɔːbərən ˈwɔː/; 17 November 1939 – 16 January 2001) was a British author and journalist, son of the novelist ...

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Edward Baines (1774 - 1848)

Edward Baines Birth: 1774 Walton-le-Dale, [object Object], Lancashire, UK Death: August 3, 1848 (74) Parents: Richard Baines and Jane Baines Wife: Charlotte Talbot Children: Matthew Talbot ...

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Robert Upshur Woodward MP

Robert Upshur "Bob" Woodward (born March 26, 1943) is an American investigative journalist and non-fiction author. He has worked for The Washington Post since 1971 as a reporter, and is currently an ...

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James Joseph Patterson (1923 - 1992)

James Joseph Patterson (1923–1992) was an American newspaper executive who was part of an influential publishing family. Life Patterson was born in England in 1923 and raised in Ossini...

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Charlotte Murray Curtis (1928 - 1987)

Charlotte Murray Curtis (December 19, 1928 – April 16, 1987) was a journalist, columnist and editor at the New York Times. Career Curtis worked as a reporter and society editor for the...

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William D. Boyce (founder of the Boy Scouts of America) (1858 - 1929)

William Dickson "W. D." Boyce (June 16, 1858 – June 11, 1929) was an American newspaper man, entrepreneur, magazine publisher, and explorer. He was the founder of the Boy Scouts of America (BS...

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I. F. Stone (1907 - 1989)

Isidor Feinstein Stone (December 24, 1907 – June 18, 1989; born Isidor Feinstein, better known as I.F. Stone and Izzy Stone) was an iconoclastic American investigative journalist. He is best r...

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Maury Maverick, Jr. (1921 - 2003)

. Maury Maverick, Jr. (January 3, 1921 – January 28, 2003) was an American lawyer, politician, activist, and columnist from the U.S. state of Texas. A member of the prominent Maverick family, ...

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Abraham Cahan (1860 - 1951)

Cahan, Abraham (kän) [key], 1860–1951, Russian-American journalist, Socialist leader, and author, b. Vilnius, Lithuania. He emigrated to New York City in 1882, entered journalism, and h...

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Jessica Mitford MP (1917 - 1996)

Jessica Lucy Mitford , nicknamed Decca or Dec , writer and campaigner, was born in Burford, Oxfordshire on 11 September 1917 and died Oakland, California 23 July 1996. Parents: 7th and penultimate ch...

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George Law Curry, 5th Governor of Oregon Territory MP (1820 - 1878)

Find a Grave] Wikipedia George Law Curry (July 2, 1820 – July 28, 1878) was a United States political figure and newspaper publisher predominately in what became the state of Oregon. A nativ...

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John L. Pennington, 5th Governor of Dakota Territory (1829 - 1900)

John L. Pennington (1829 – July 11, 1900) was a newspaper publisher, an Alabama state senator, and the fifth Governor of Dakota Territory. Biography Pennington was born at the town of ...

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Assis Chateaubriand MP (1892 - 1968)

Filho de Francisco José Bandeira de Melo e de Maria Carmem Guedes Gondim Bandeira de Melo, foi batizado Francisco de Assis por ter nascido no dia dedicado ao santo, a quem a mãe era devot...

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Samuel Medary, Territorial Governor of Minnesota and Kansas (1801 - 1864)

Samuel Medary (February 25, 1801 – November 7, 1864) Born and raised in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, he settled in Ohio in 1825. After a term in the Ohio House of Representatives (1834) an...

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Frederick Madison Roberts MP (1879 - 1952)

Frederick Madison Roberts (September 14, 1879–July 19, 1952) was an American newspaper owner and editor, educator and business owner who was the first known man of African American descent ele...

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Alexander Claud Cockburn (1941 - 2012)

Alexander Claud Cockburn ( /ˈkoʊbərn/ KOH-bərn; 6 June 1941 – 21 July 2012) was an Irish American political journalist and writer. Cockburn was brought up in Irelan...

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William Lloyd Garrison MP (1805 - 1879)

William Lloyd Garrison (December 13, 1805 – May 24, 1879) was a prominent American abolitionist, journalist, and social reformer. He is best known as the editor of the radical abolitionist newsp...

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Clark Howell (1863 - 1936)

Clark Howell (September 21, 1863 – November 14, 1936) was a Pulitzer Prize winning American newspaper man and politician from the state of Georgia. Biography Howell was born on Septemb...

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Captain Evan Howell (CSA) (1839 - 1905)

Evan Park Howell (December 10, 1839 – August 6, 1905) was an American politician and early telegraph operator, as well as an officer in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. ...

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Linton Wells (1893 - 1976)

Linton Wells (1893–1976) was an American foreign correspondent, world traveler and pioneer broadcaster. Early life and education Born in Louisville, Kentucky, on April 1, 1893, he atte...

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Fay Gillis Wells (1908 - 2002)

Fay Gillis Wells (October 15, 1908-December 2, 2002) was a pioneer aviator, globe-trotting journalist and distinguished broadcaster. In 1929 she was the first woman pilot to bail out of an ai...

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Ambrose Gwinett Bierce MP (1842 - 1914)

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24, 1842[2] – after 1913) was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist and satirist. Today, he is best known for his short story, "An Oc...

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Walter Winchell MP (1897 - 1972)

Find a Grave There’s a good chance you have never heard of Walter Winchell, a man on Life magazine’s list of the 100 most important people of the 20th century. But you’ve no ...

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Alfred Charles William Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe (1865 - 1922)

Wikipedia contributors. " Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe ." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.

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Kerry Francis Bullmore Packer MP (1937 - 2005)

Kerry Packer was an Australian media tycoon. The Packer family owned a controlling interest in both the Nine Television Network and leading Australian Publishing Company. These later merged to form Pub...

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Roberto Irineu Marinho MP

É um empresário brasileiro. É o atual proprietário e também o presidente das Organizações Globo, que é o principal conglomerado de mídia d...

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Roberto Marinho MP (1904 - 2003)

Roberto Pisani Marinho (Rio de Janeiro, 3 de dezembro de 1904 — Rio de Janeiro, 6 de agosto de 2003) foi um jornalista e empresário brasileiro, tendo sido o presidente das Organizaç...

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George Washington Ochs-Oakes (1861 - 1931)

Was the Editor of the New York Times.

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Dwight P. Griswold, Governor, U.S. Senator (1893 - 1954)

Dwight Palmer Griswold (November 27, 1893 – April 12, 1954) was an American politician who served as the 25th Governor of Nebraska from 1940 to 1946 and U.S. Senator from 1952 to 1954. He was ...

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