Adolph Simon Ochs
|Birthplace:||Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States|
|Death:||Died in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States|
|Place of Burial:||Hastings-on-Hudson, Westchester County, New York, United States|
|Occupation:||Publisher & Owner of The New York Times|
|Managed by:||Private User|
Historical records matching Adolph Simon Ochs
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.
Ochs died April 8, 1935, during a visit to Chattanooga. He is buried at the Temple Israel Cemetery in Hastings-on-Hudson, Westchester County, New York.
His only daughter, Iphigene Bertha Ochs, married Arthur Hays Sulzberger, who became publisher of the Times after Adolph died. Her son-in-law Orvil Dryfoos was publisher from 1961–63, followed by her son Arthur Ochs "Punch" Sulzberger. Her daughter, Ruth Holmberg, became publisher of The Chattanooga Times. Ruth Holmberg's son is Arthur Golden, author of Memoirs of a Geisha. Ochs' great-grandson Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr. has been publisher of The New York Times since 1992.
One of his nephews, Julius Ochs Adler, worked at the New York Times for more than 40 years, becoming general manager in 1935, after Ochs died. Another nephew, John Bertram Oakes, the son of his brother George Washington Ochs Oakes, became editorial page editor of the Times' editorial page in 1961, which he edited until 1976.
Mr. Ochs was inducted into the Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame in 1982.
Adolph Simon Ochs's Timeline
March 12, 1858
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States
September 19, 1892
Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States
April 8, 1935
Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States
Hastings-on-Hudson, Westchester County, New York, United States