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Solon Borland, U.S. Senator (1808 - 1864)

Solon Borland (September 21, 1808 – January 1, 1864) was a newspaperman, soldier, diplomat, Democratic United States Senator from the State of Arkansas and a Confederate officer during the Ame...

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Gerald P. Nye, U.S. Senator (1892 - 1971)

Gerald Prentice Nye (December 19, 1892 – July 17, 1971) was a United States politician, representing North Dakota in the U.S. Senate from 1925–45. He was a Republican and supporter of W...

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Ernest Gruening, Governor of Alaska Territory, U.S. Senator (1887 - 1974)

Ernest Henry Gruening (pronounced /ˈɡriːnɪŋ/ "Greening"; February 6, 1887 – June 26, 1974) was an American journalist and Democrat who was the Governor of th...

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William Rule MP (1839 - 1928)

) William Rule (May 10, 1839 – July 26, 1928) was an American newspaper editor and politician, best known as the founder of the Knoxville Journal, which was published in Knoxville, Tennessee, ...

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James G. Scrugham, Governor, U.S. Senator (1880 - 1945)

James Graves Scrugham (January 19, 1880 – June 23, 1945) was an American politician. He was a Representative, a Senator, and the 14th Governor of the U.S. state of Nevada. He was a member of t...

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Walter Walker, U.S. Senator MP (1883 - 1956)

) Walter Walker (April 3, 1883 – October 8, 1956) was a Democratic United States Senator from Colorado for less than 3 months in late 1932. He was appointed September 26, 1932 to fill the vaca...

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Bronson M. Cutting, U.S. Senator (1888 - 1935)

Bronson Murray Cutting (June 23, 1888 – May 6, 1935) was a United States Senator from New Mexico, publisher, and military attaché. Biography Bronson Cutting was born in Great Ri...

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Thomas M. Storke, U.S. Senator (1876 - 1971)

Thomas More Storke (November 23, 1876 – October 12, 1971) was an American politician, rancher, journalist and publisher. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Journalism in 1962. Born in S...

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Nick Clooney MP

Nicholas “Nick” Joseph Clooney became familiar nationwide in 1994, when he began introducing films on the American Movie Classics (AMC) cable TV channel. He was already well-known in the ...

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Dorothy Thompson MP (1893 - 1961)

Dorothy Thompson (9 July 1893, Lancaster, New York– January 30, 1961, Lisbon, Portugal) was an American journalist and radio broadcaster, who in 1939 was recognized by Time magazine as the secon...

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Carroll Righter ("Astrologer to the Stars") (1900 - 1988)

Carroll Righter (February 2, 1900-April 30, 1988) was known as the "astrologer to the stars." He wrote a syndicated daily advice column for 166 newspapers around the world, and was reputed to be an a...

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Vermont C. Royster (1914 - 1996)

Vermont Connecticut Royster (April 30, 1914 - July 22, 1996) was the editor of the editorial page of the The Wall Street Journal from 1958 to 1971. He was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freed...

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Ralph Emerson McGill (1898 - 1969)

Ralph Emerson McGill (February 5, 1898 – February 3, 1969), American journalist, was best known as the anti-segregationist editor and publisher of the Atlanta Constitution newspaper. He won a ...

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Robert L. Bartley (1937 - 2003)

Robert Leroy Bartley (October 12, 1937 - December 10, 2003) was the editor of the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal for more than 30 years. He won a Pulitzer Prize for opinion writing and rec...

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Walter Hubert Annenberg (1908 - 2002)

Walter Hubert Annenberg (March 13, 1908 – October 1, 2002) was an American publisher, philanthropist, and diplomat. Early life Walter Annenberg was born to a Jewish family in Milwaukee...

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Damon Runyon MP (1880 - 1946)

Alfred Damon Runyon (October 4, 1880 – December 10, 1946) was an American newspaperman and author. He was best known for his short stories celebrating the world of Broadway in New York City ...

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Samuel "Sam" Brannan MP (1819 - 1889)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Samuel Brannan (March 2, 1819 – May 14, 1889) was an American settler, businessman, and journalist, who founded the "California Star" newspaper in San Fran...

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George Ames Plimpton (1927 - 2003)

George Ames Plimpton (18 March 1927 – 25 September 2003) was an American journalist, writer, editor, and actor. He is widely known for his sports writing and for helping to found The Paris Rev...

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Joseph A. Scranton (1838 - 1908)

Joseph Augustine Scranton (July 26, 1838 – October 12, 1908) was a Republican politician who represented Pennsylvania in the United States House of Representatives from 1881 to 1883, 1885 to 1...

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Joseph Pulitzer MP (1847 - 1911)

Joseph Pulitzer April 10, 1847 – October 29, 1911), born Pulitzer József, was a Hungarian-American newspaper publisher of the St. Louis Post Dispatch and the New York World. Pulitzer intr...

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Dorothy Buffum Chandler (1901 - 1997)

Dorothy Buffum Chandler (19 May 1901 - 6 July 1997) was a Los Angeles cultural leader. She is perhaps best known for her efforts on behalf of the performing arts. Personal life Born Dorothy M...

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Norman Chandler (1899 - 1973)

Norman Chandler (September 14, 1899 - October 20, 1973, both Los Angeles, California) was the publisher of the Los Angeles Times from 1945 to 1960, and largely responsible for the success of the news...

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Cokie Roberts MP

United States

Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Roberts (nee Boggs)[1] (born December 27, 1943), better known as Cokie Roberts, is an American Emmy Award-winning journalist and bestselling author. She is a co...

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Christopher Eric Hitchens MP (1949 - 2011)

Christopher Eric Hitchens (born 13 April 1949) was an English-American author and journalist whose books, essays, and journalistic career span more than four decades. He was an utterly engaging deeply ...

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Julian Paul Assange MP

Letter re Wiki Leaks Movie Julian Assange, WikiLeaks Founder, Gets Australian Peace Prize Nobel Peace Prize Nomination Julian Assange might run for Australian Senate 2013

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Irita Bradford Van Doren (1891 - 1966)

Irita Bradford Van Doren (March 16, 1891 – December 18, 1966) was an American literary figure and editor of the New York Herald Tribune book review for 37 years. Born Irita Bradford in Bir...

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Joseph R. Knowland, US Congress (1873 - 1966)

Joseph Russell Knowland (August 5, 1873 - February 1, 1966) was an American politician and newspaper publisher. He served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from California and...

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William F. Knowland, U.S. Senator (1908 - 1974)

William Fife Knowland (June 26, 1908 – February 23, 1974) was a United States politician, newspaperman, and Republican Party leader. He was a U.S. Senator representing California from 1945 to ...

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Joseph Howe (1804 - 1873)

Joseph Howe, PC (December 13, 1804 – June 1, 1873) was a Nova Scotian journalist, politician, and public servant. He is one of Nova Scotia's greatest and best-loved politicians. His considerab...

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John Howe (1754 - 1835)

) John Howe (October 14, 1754 – December 27, 1835) was a loyalist printer during the American Revolution, a printer and Postmaster in Halifax, the father of the famous Joseph Howe, a spy prior...

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Richard L. Neuberger, U.S. Senator MP (1912 - 1960)

Richard Lewis Neuberger (December 26, 1912 – March 9, 1960) was a U.S. journalist, author, and politician during the middle of the 20th century. A native of Oregon, he would write for The New ...

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Alicia Patterson (1906 - 1963)

Alicia Patterson (October 15, 1906 - July 2, 1963) was the founder and editor of Newsday. Life A daughter of Alice (née Higinbotham) and Joseph Medill Patterson, the founder of the New...

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John Silas "Jack" Reed (1887 - 1920)

) John Silas "Jack" Reed (October 22, 1887 – October 17, 1920) was an American journalist, poet, and communist activist, best remembered for his first-hand account of the Bolshevik Revolution,...

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Louise Bryant (1885 - 1936)

Louise Bryant (December 5, 1885 – January 6, 1936) was an American journalist and writer. She was best known for her Marxist and anarchist beliefs and her essays on radical political and femin...

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Alan John Ross (1922 - 2001)

Alan John Ross, (6 May 1922 – 14 February 2001), was a British poet, writer and editor. He was born in Calcutta, India, where he spent the first seven years of his life. When he was sent to be...

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Poultney Bigelow (1855 - 1954)

Poultney Bigelow (10 September 1855 – 28 May 1954) was an American journalist and author. He was born in New York City, the fourth of eight children of John Bigelow, co-owner of the New Yo...

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Drew Pearson MP (1897 - 1969)

) Andrew Russell Pearson (December 13, 1897 – September 1, 1969), known professionally as Drew Pearson, was one of the best-known American columnists of his day, noted for his yellow press jou...

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Joseph Medill Patterson (1879 - 1946)

Joseph Medill Patterson (January 6, 1879 – May 26, 1946) was an American journalist and publisher, grandson of publisher Joseph Medill, founder of the Chicago Tribune and a mayor of Chicago, I...

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Eleanor "Cissy" Patterson (1881 - 1948)

Eleanor Josephine Medill "Cissy" Patterson (November 7, 1881 - July 24, 1948) was an American journalist and newspaper editor, publisher and owner. Patterson was one of the first women to head a majo...

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Victoria Woodhull (Claflin) MP (1838 - 1927)

Victoria Claflin Woodhull, later Victoria Woodhull Martin, (September 23, 1838 – June 9, 1927) was an American leader of the woman's suffrage movement. Woodhull was an advocate of free lov...

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Tennessee Celeste "Tennie" Claflin (1845 - 1923)

Tennessee Celeste Claflin (October 26, 1845 – January 18, 1923), also known as Tennie C. and later Lady Cook, was an American suffragist best known as one of the first women to open a Wall Str...

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Marjory Stoneman Douglas (1890 - 1998)

Marjory Stoneman Douglas (April 7, 1890 – May 14, 1998) was an American journalist, writer, feminist, and environmentalist known for her staunch defense of the Everglades against efforts to dr...

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Sarah Margaret Ossoli [Margaret Fuller] MP (1810 - 1850)

Sarah Margaret Fuller Ossoli, commonly known as Margaret Fuller, (May 23, 1810 – July 19, 1850) was an American journalist, critic, and women's rights advocate associated with the American tra...

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Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Jr. (1911 - 2001)

. Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Jr. (March 17, 1911 – February 18, 2001) was co-author, with his sister Ernestine, of Cheaper by the Dozen and Belles on Their Toes. Under his own name, he wrote Time ...

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Ida Minerva Tarbell (1857 - 1944)

Ida Minerva Tarbell (November 5, 1857 – January 6, 1944) was an American teacher, author and journalist. She was known as one of the leading "muckrakers" of the progressive era, work known in ...

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Nellie Bly (1864 - 1922)

Nellie Bly (May 5, 1864 – January 27, 1922) was the pen name of American pioneer female journalist Elizabeth Jane Cochran. She remains notable for two feats: a record-breaking trip around the ...

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Crystal Catherine Eastman MP (1881 - 1928)

' Crystal Catherine Eastman (June 25, 1881 – July 8, 1928) was a lawyer, antimilitarist, feminist, socialist, and journalist. She is best remembered as a leader in the fight for women's right ...

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Elizabeth P. Farrington (1898 - 1984)

Mary Elizabeth Pruett Farrington (May 30, 1898 – July 21, 1984), usually called Elizabeth P. Farrington, was publisher of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and an American statesman who served as del...

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Joseph Rider Farrington (1897 - 1954)

Joseph Rider Farrington (October 15, 1897 – June 19, 1954) was an American newspaper editor and statesman who served in the United States Congress as delegate for the Territory of Hawai'i. ...

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Wallace Rider Farrington, 6th Territorial Governor of Hawaii (1871 - 1933)

Wallace Rider Farrington (May 3, 1871 – October 6, 1933) was the sixth Territorial Governor of Hawaii, serving from 1921 to 1929. Prior to his term, he was editor of the The Honolulu Advertise...

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Colonel Robert R. McCormick (1880 - 1955)

Robert Rutherford "Colonel" McCormick (1880–1955) was a member of the McCormick family of Chicago who became owner and publisher of the Chicago Tribune newspaper. A leading non-interventionist...

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Peter George James Jenkins (1934 - 1992)

) Peter George James Jenkins (11 May 1934 – 27 May 1992) was a British journalist and Associate Editor of The Independent. During his career he wrote regular columns for The Guardian, The Sund...

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Joseph H. Ball, U.S. Senator (1905 - 1993)

Joseph Hurst Ball (November 3, 1905 – December 18, 1993) was a newspaper reporter who became a United States Senator at the age of 35, as the result of an accident. When Minnesota's U.S. Senat...

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Ernie Pyle MP (1900 - 1945)

Ernest Taylor Pyle (August 3, 1900 – April 18, 1945) was an American journalist who wrote as a roving correspondent for the Scripps Howard newspaper chain from 1935 until his death in combat d...

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William Thomas Stead MP (1849 - 1912)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... William Thomas Stead (5 July 1849 – 15 April 1912) was an English journalist and editor who, as one of the early pioneers of investigative journalism, be...

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Thomas Edward Neil Driberg, Baron Bradwell (1905 - 1976)

Thomas Edward Neil Driberg, Baron Bradwell (22 May 1905 – 12 August 1976), generally known as Tom Driberg, was a British journalist, politician and High Anglican churchman who served as a Memb...

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Sybil, Viscountess Rhondda, DBE (b. - 1941)

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Col. John Jacob Astor, 1st Baron Astor of Hever MP (1886 - 1971)

Lieutenant-Colonel John Jacob Astor V, 1st Baron Astor of Hever DL (20 May 1886 – 19 July 1971) was a British military officer, statesman, a newspaper proprietor, and a member of the prominent...

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Geoffrey Berry, 2nd Viscount Kemsley (1909 - 1999)

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Gomer Berry, 1st Viscount Kemsley MP (1883 - 1968)

(James) Gomer Berry, 1st Viscount Kemsley GBE (7 May 1883 – 6 February 1968), was a Welsh newspaper publisher. Background Berry was born the son of John Mathias and Mary Ann (née Ro...

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Vere Harmsworth, 3rd Viscount Rothermere (1925 - 1998)

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Esmond Cecil Harmsworth (1898 - 1978)

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Harold Sidney Harmsworth (1868 - 1940)

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Iphigene Bertha Sulzberger MP (1892 - 1990)

Newspaper director, philanthropist, heiress, and pivotal figure in the history of the New York Times .

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Adolph Simon Ochs (1858 - 1935)

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 ...

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Katharine Meyer Graham MP (1917 - 2001)

Katharine Meyer Graham (June 16, 1917 – July 17, 2001) was an American publisher. She led her family's newspaper, The Washington Post, for more than two decades, overseeing its most famous perio...

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Phil Graham (1915 - 1963)

Philip Leslie Graham was an American publisher and businessman. He was the publisher (from 1946 until his death) and co-owner (from 1948) of The Washington Post. He was married to Katharine Graham, the...

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Eugene Isaac Meyer, Jr. (1875 - 1959)

Eugene Isaac Meyer (October 31, 1875 – July 17, 1959) was an American financier, public official, publisher of the Washington Post newspaper. He served as Chairman of the Federal Reserve from 19...

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William Randolph Hearst MP (1863 - 1951)

William Randolph Hearst - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 11th district In office March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1907 Preceded by W...

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Rupert Murdoch MP

New York, New York, New York, United States

Keith Rupert Murdoch, AC, KSG is an Australian-American business magnate. He is the founder and Chairman and CEO of News Corporation, the world's second-largest media conglomerate. In 1953, Murdoch b...

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