Eugene Meyer, (born Oct. 31, 1875, Los Angeles--died July 17, 1959, Mt. Kisco, N.Y., U.S.), influential leader in American political and social life and publisher of The Washington Post from 1933 to 1946.Upon graduating from Yale University (1895), Meyer worked in various European cities for two years learning the banking business. Soon after his return he established his own prosperous investment-banking firm. He was an influential financier when President Woodrow Wilson in 1917 named him an adviser to the government on nonferrous metals. He later served as managing director of the War..
Joseph Medill, (born April 6, 1823, near Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada--died March 16, 1899, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.), Canadian-born American editor and publisher who from 1855 built the Chicago Tribune into a powerful newspaper. He was the grandfather of three newspaper publishers: Robert R. McCormick of the Chicago Tribune, Joseph M. Patterson of the New York Daily News, and Eleanor M. Patterson of the Washington (D.C.) Times-Herald.After publishing newspapers in Ohio (Coshocton, 1849-51, and Cleveland, 1851-55), Medill joined a partnership that acquired the Chicago Tribune..
Eleanor Medill Patterson, original name Elinor Josephine Patterson, byname Cissy Patterson, (born November 7, 1881, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.--died July 24, 1948, Marlboro, Maryland), the flamboyant editor and publisher of the Washington Times-Herald.Elinor Patterson came from one of the great American newspaper families: her grandfather, Joseph Medill, had been editor in chief of the Chicago Tribune; her father, Robert W. Patterson, and her cousin, Robert R. McCormick, were in turn editors and publishers of the Tribune; and her brother, Joseph Medill Patterson, was publisher of the..
John H. Sengstacke, American editor and longtime influential publisher, notably of the Chicago Defender, the national voice of African-Americans; he used his formidable role to champion civil rights, including the integration of the armed forces, the breaking of the colour barrier in major league baseball, and the coverage of a presidential press conference by a black reporter (b. Nov. 25, 1912--d. May 28, 1997).
Robert R. McCormick, in full Robert Rutherford McCormick, byname Colonel McCormick, (born July 30, 1880, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.--died April 1, 1955, Wheaton, Illinois), American newspaper editor and publisher, popularly known as Colonel McCormick, whose idiosyncratic editorials made him the personification of conservative journalism in the United States. Under his direction the Chicago Tribune achieved the largest circulation among American standard-sized newspapers and led the world in newspaper advertising revenue.A grandnephew of the inventor Cyrus Hall McCormick and..