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Arthur Hays Sulzberger

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Death: December 11, 1968 (77)
Manhattan, New York City, New York, New York, United States
Place of Burial: Hastings-on-Hudson, Westchester, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Cyrus Leopold Sulzberger and Rachel Peixotto Sulzberger
Husband of Iphigene Bertha Sulzberger
Father of Marian S. Heiskell; Ruth Rachel Holmberg; Judith P. Sulzberger and Arthur Ochs Sulzberger
Brother of Leopold Sulzberger; Cyrus L. Sulzberger; Anna Sulzberger; David Hays Sulzberger and Heopola Sulzberger

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About Arthur Hays Sulzberger

Arthur Hays Sulzberger was the publisher of The New York Times from 1935 to 1961. During that time, daily circulation rose from 465,000 to 713,000 and Sunday circulation from 745,000 to 1.4 million; the staff more than doubled, reaching 5,200; advertising linage grew from 19 million to 62 million column inches per year; and gross income increased almost sevenfold, reaching 117 million dollars.


Sulzberger was the son of Cyrus L. Sulzberger, a cotton-goods merchant, and Rachel Peixotto Hays, both descendants of old and noteworthy Sephardic Jewish families. His great-grandfather, Benjamin Seixas, brother of the famous rabbi and American revolutionary Gershom Mendes Seixas of Congregation Shearith Israel, was one of the founders of the New York Stock Exchange. His grandfather, Dr. D.L.M. Peixotto, was a prominent physician and director of Columbia University's Medical College.

Sulzberger graduated from the Horace Mann School in 1909 and Columbia College in 1913, and married Iphigene Bertha Ochs in 1917. In 1918 he began working at the Times, and became publisher when his father-in-law, Adolph Ochs, the previous Times publisher, died in 1935. In 1929, he founded Columbia's original Jewish Advisory Board and served on the board of what became Columbia-Barnard Hillel for many years. He served as a University trustee from 1944 to 1959 and is honored with a floor at the journalism school. He also served as a trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation from 1939 to 1957. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1950.[4] In 1954, Sulzberger received The Hundred Year Association of New York's Gold Medal Award "in recognition of outstanding contributions to the City of New York."

In 1956, Sulzberger received the Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award as well as an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Colby College.

He was succeeded as publisher first by a son-in-law, Orvil E. Dryfoos, in 1961, and then two years later by his son, Arthur Ochs "Punch" Sulzberger.

Sulzberger broadened the Times’s use of background reporting, pictures, and feature articles, and expanded its sections. He supervised the development of facsimile transmission for photographs and built the Times radio station, WQXR, into a leading vehicle for news and music. Under Sulzberger the Times began to publish editions in Paris and Los Angeles with remote-control typesetting machines.

He once stated,[citation needed] "I believe in an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out". Sulzberger is also credited with the quote: "We journalists tell the public which way the cat is jumping. The public will take care of the cat."

Personal life

In 1917, he married Iphigene Bertha Ochs, the daughter of Adolph Ochs and Effie Wise (the daughter of Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise). They had four children: Marian Sulzberger Dryfoos (born 1918), married to Orvil Dryfoos; Ruth Sulzberger Holmberg (1921-2017), publisher of the Chattanooga Times,[8] married and divorced from Ben Hale Gordon; Judith Sulzberger Cohen (1923-2011), physician, married and divorced from Dick Cohen; and Arthur Ochs Sulzberger (1926-2012).


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GEDCOM Source 4 Arthur Hays Sulzberger&lt;br&gt;Gender: Male&lt;br&gt;Birth: Sep 12 1891 - Manhattan, New York, New York, USA&lt;br&gt;Marriage: Spouse: Iphigene Bertha Sulzberger (born Ochs) - Nov 17 1917 - Temple, Franklin, Maine, United States&lt;br&gt;Death: Dec 11 1968 - Manhattan, New York, New York, USA&lt;br&gt;Father: <a>Cyrus Leopold Sulzberger</a>&lt;br&gt;Mother: <a>Rachel Peixotto Sulzberger (born Hays)</a>&lt;br&gt;Wife: <a>Iphigene Bertha Sulzberger (born Ochs)</a>&lt;br&gt;Children: <a>Marian Effie Dryfoos (born Sulzberger)</a>, <a>Ruth Rachel Holmberg (born Sulzberger)</a>, <a>Judith Peixotto Cohen (born Sulzberger)</a>, <a>Arthur Ochs Sulzberger</a>&lt;br&gt;Siblings: <a>Leopold Sulzberger</a>, <a>Cyrus L. Sulzberger</a>, <a>Anna Sulzberger</a>, <a>David Hays Sulzberger</a> Record 40000:80489076:

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Arthur Hays Sulzberger's Timeline

September 12, 1891
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Age 8
Age 18
Manhattan Ward 22, New York, New York
December 31, 1918
Age 27
Manhattan, New York, New York, USA
March 10, 1920
Age 28
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March 12, 1921
Age 29
Manhattan, New York, New York, USA
December 27, 1923
Age 32
Manhattan, New York, New York, USA
February 5, 1926
Age 34
New York, New York, New York, United States