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Joseph Bucklin Bishop (1847 - 1928)

Joseph Bucklin Bishop (September 5, 1847 – December 13, 1928), was an American newspaper editor (1870–1905), Secretary of the Isthmian Canal Commission in Washington, D.C. and Panama (1...

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John Sanborn Phillips (1861 - 1949)

John Sanborn Phillips (1861–1949) attended Knox College in Illinois, where he worked on the student newspaper. He met S. S. McClure there and the two went on to found the famous McClure's Maga...

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S. S. McClure (1857 - 1949)

Samuel Sidney McClure (1857–1949) was an American publisher who became known as a key figure in investigative, or muckraking, journalism. He co-founded and ran McClure's Magazine from 1893 t...

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William Allen White (1868 - 1944)

William Allen WHITE (1868-1944), author, journalist, war correspondent (1939-1941), Pulitzer Prize recipient (1923), editor and proprieter of the Emporia Gazette (1895-1944), married in 1893 to Sallie ...

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Charles Phelps Taft MP (1843 - 1929)

Charles Phelps Taft (December 21, 1843 - December 31, 1929) was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the powerful Taft family, whose members had been in politics since at l...

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James B. Hughes (1805 - 1873)

James Bibb Hughes (1805–1873) was an American newsman, politician, and abolitionist. Early life and education James was born October 12, 1805 in Prince Edward County, Virginia to Simon Hug...

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Elizabeth Dunster MP (c.1600 - 1643)

Elizabeth (Harris) Glover Dunster (b. ca 1600 in England, d. August 1643 in Cambridge) First Proprietor of a Printing Press in America -1638 Elizabeth Harris Glover established the first printing off...

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Christopher Latham Sholes MP (1819 - 1890)

Christopher Latham Sholes (February 14, 1819 – February 17, 1890) was an American inventor who invented the first practical typewriter and the QWERTY keyboard still in use today. He was also a...

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William Ewart Berry, 1st Viscount Camrose (1879 - 1954)

William Ewart Berry, 1st Viscount Camrose (23 June 1879 – 15 June 1954) was a British newspaper publisher. The second of three brothers born in Merthyr Tydfil in Wales, Berry started his wor...

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Audrey Wintour (deceased)

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Patrick Wintour MP

Patrick Wintour (born 1 November 1954) is a British journalist, political editor of The Guardian. The son of the late Charles Vere Wintour by his marriage to Eleanor Trego Wintour (née Baker...

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Charles Vere Wintour, CBE (1917 - 1999)

was a British newspaper editor.

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Anna Wintour, OBE MP

New York, New York, United States

Anna Wintour is the English Editor-in-Chief of American Vogue , a position she has held since 1988. In 2013, she also became artistic director for Condé Nast, publisher of Vogue . With her trade...

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Nathan Hale, Sr. MP (1784 - 1863)

) Nathan Hale (1784 – 1863) was an American journalist and newspaper publisher who introduced regular editorial comment as a newspaper feature. Born in Westhampton, Massachusetts, Hale gradu...

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William Cullen Bryant MP (1794 - 1878)

Notable work(s) "Thanatopsis" William Cullen Bryant (November 3, 1794 – June 12, 1878) was an American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post. Bryan...

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Amon G. Carter (1879 - 1955)

Amon G. Carter, Sr. (December 11, 1879 – June 23, 1955) was the creator and publisher of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and a nationally known civic booster for Fort Worth, Texas. A legacy in h...

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Helen Thomas MP (1920 - 2013)

Helen Thomas (August 4, 1920 – July 20, 2013) was an American author and former news service reporter, member of the White House press corps and opinion columnist. She worked for the United Pres...

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John Philip Clum (1851 - 1932)

John Philip Clum was an Indian agent for the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation in the Arizona Territory. He implemented a limited form of self-government on the reservation that was so successful ...

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Leland Stowe (1899 - 1994)

Leland Stowe (November 10, 1899 - January 16, 1994) was a Pulitzer Prize winning American journalist noted for being one of the first to recognize the expansionist character of the German Nazi regime...

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Charles Hallock (1834 - 1917)

Charles Hallock (March 13, 1834 – December 2, 1917) was an American author and publisher born in New York City to Gerard Hallock and Elizabeth Allen. On September 10, 1855 he married Amelia J....

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Daniel O'Connell (1849 - 1899)

) Daniel O'Connell (1849 – January 23, 1899) was a poet, actor, writer and journalist in San Francisco, California, and a co-founder of the Bohemian Club. He was the grand-nephew of Daniel O'C...

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Lowell Thomas (1892 - 1981)

Lowell Thomas was a well known American writer, radio and television commentator, and travel author.He is best known as the man who made Lawrence of Arabia famous. So varied were Thomas's activities ...

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George E. Creel, Founder of Modern War Propaganda MP (1876 - 1953)

George Creel (December 1, 1876 – October 2, 1953) was an investigative journalist, a politician, and, most famously, the head of the United States Committee on Public Information, a propaganda...

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Richard Harding Davis (1864 - 1916)

Richard Harding Davis (April 18, 1864 – April 11, 1916) was a journalist and writer of fiction and drama, known foremost as the first American war correspondent to cover the Spanish-American W...

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Harry Chandler (1864 - 1944)

Harry Chandler (May 17, 1864 – September 23, 1944) was an American newspaper publisher and investor who became owner of the largest real estate empire in the U.S. Early life Harry Chandler...

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Marian Otis Chandler (1866 - 1952)

Marian Otis Chandler (1866–1952) was the secretary and a director of the Times-Mirror Company, which published the Los Angeles Times. Biography She was born as Emma Marian Otis July 1, 186...

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Harrison Gray Otis (1837 - 1917)

) Harrison Gray Otis (1837–1917) was the president and general manager of the Times-Mirror Company, publisher of the Los Angeles Times. Early life Otis was born near Marietta, Ohio, on Feb...

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Ella Winter (1888 - 1980)

Leonore (Ella) Sophie Winter Steffens Stewart (1888–1980) was an Australian-British journalist and activist. Her parents were Freda Lust and Adolph Wertheimer from Nuremberg (Nürnberg...

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Lincoln Joseph Steffens (1866 - 1936)

Lincoln Steffens (April 6, 1866 – August 9, 1936) was a New York reporter who launched a series of articles in McClure's that would later be published together in a book titled The Shame of th...

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Benjamin Swaim MP (1798 - 1844)

from Benjamin Swaim and "The man of business" SWAIM, BENJAMIN (13 May 1798 – 23 Dec. 1844), lawyer, printer, author and newspaperman, was almost certainly the son of William (10 March 1770 &...

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William Parks, Colonial printer MP (1685 - 1750)

"William Parks might be the most astonished person of all to learn that his “Virginia Gazette” survives intact nearly 270 years after he published the first four-page edition on Aug. 6, 1...

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Julia McDonald Adams (1900 - 1993)

Julia McDonald Davis was one of the first two female journalists hired by the Associated Press in 1926. Julia married William McMillan Adams, president of Sprague International. He was the son of Arthu...

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George W. Peck, Governor (1840 - 1916)

George Wilbur Peck (September 28, 1840– April 16, 1916) was an American writer and politician who served as the 17th Governor of Wisconsin. Peck was born in 1840 in Henderson, New York, th...

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James M. Cox, Governor (1870 - 1957)

James Middleton Cox (March 31, 1870 – July 15, 1957) was the 46th and 48th Governor of Ohio, U.S. Representative from Ohio and Democratic candidate for President of the United States in the el...

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Daniel Read Anthony (1824 - 1904)

Daniel Read Anthony (August 22, 1824 – November 12, 1904) was an American publisher and abolitionist. Considered colorful and controversial, he published the Leavenworth Times in Leavenworth, ...

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Lady Florence Dixie MP (1855 - 1905)

"Lady Florence Caroline Dixie (25 May 1855 – 7 November 1905), before her marriage Lady Florence Douglas, was a British traveller, war correspondent, writer and feminist." ====================...

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Edgar May (1929 - 2012)

Edgar May (June 27, 1929 – December 27, 2012) was an American politician who served in the Vermont House of Representatives from 1973-1983 and the Vermont Senate from 1983-1991. He was the eld...

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Elmo Smith, Governor (1909 - 1968)

Elmo Everett Smith (November 19, 1909 – July 15, 1968) was an American politician, a Republican, and the 27th Governor of the state of Oregon, U.S., from 1956 to 1957. Early life Smith...

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Col. Samuel Newitt Wood MP (1825 - 1891)

Samuel Newitt Wood (December 30, 1825 – June 23, 1891) was an American attorney and politician. Wood represented Chase, Morris, and Madison counties in the Kansas Territorial Legislature i...

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Roger Joseph Ebert MP (1942 - 2013)

Roger Joseph Ebert (pron.: /ˈiːbərt/) (June 18, 1942 – April 4, 2013) was an American journalist, film critic and screenwriter, who was described by Forbes as "the most powe...

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Harrison Evans Salisbury (1908 - 1993)

Harrison Evans Salisbury (November 14, 1908 – July 5, 1993), an American Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist (1955), was the first regular New York Times correspondent in Moscow after World War ...

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John Gill, Printer (c.1732 - 1785)

Gill was born in 1732 in Charlestown, Massachusetts; siblings included Moses Gill. He trained as a printer with Samuel Kneeland. He also married one of Kneeland's daughters. Edes & Gill printed the...

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Friend Richardson, Governor MP (1865 - 1943)

Friend William Richardson (born William Richardson) (December 1, 1865 – September 6, 1943), was an American newspaper publisher and politician. A member of the Progressive Party and later the ...

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Jonathan W. Daniels (1902 - 1981)

Jonathan Worth Daniels (April 26, 1902 - November 6, 1981) was an American author, editor, and White House Press Secretary. Daniels' term serving as White House Press Secretary was the shortest since...

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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 Ellis Gellhorn (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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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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Maj. Granville R. Fortescue, Rough Rider (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), 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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