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Astor, (Francis) David Langhorne (1912–2001), newspaper editor and philanthropist, was born on 5 March 1912 at 4 St James's Square, London, the second of four sons and third of five children of Waldorf Astor, second Viscount Astor (1879–1952), and his wife, Nancy Witcher, ...

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Ballantyne, James (1772–1833), printer and newspaper editor, was born at Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland, on 15 January 1772, the eldest child of John Ballantyne (1743–1817), general merchant, and Jean (1745?–1818), daughter of James Barclay, rector of Dalkeith high school, and his wife, Elizabeth. His early education was at ...

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Blumenfeld, Ralph David (1864–1948), newspaper editor, was born at Watertown, Wisconsin, USA, on 7 April 1864. He was the fourth son of the seven children of David Blumenfeld and his wife, Nancy, née Levensen. A former professor of literature and history at Nuremberg...

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Buckle, George Earle (1854–1935), newspaper editor and historian, was born at Twerton, near Bath, on 10 June 1854, the eldest of the four sons of George Buckle, successively fellow of Oriel College, Oxford, vicar of Twerton, rector of Weston-super-Mare, and canon and precentor of ...

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Campbell, John Ross (1894–1969), political organizer and newspaper editor, was born on 15 October 1894 at 39 Lady Lane, Paisley, Renfrewshire, to Scottish working-class parents, John Campbell and Mary, née Stevenson. His father was a journeyman slater. Educated at an elementary school in ...

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Chenery, Thomas (bap. 1826, d. 1884), newspaper editor, was born at Barbados, where he was baptized at St Michael, the son of John Chenery (d. 1834), a West Indies merchant, and his wife, William Ann (1799/1800–1856), who as her husband's executrix claimed compensation for enslaved people in ...

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Coote, Sir Colin Reith (1893–1979), newspaper editor, was born on 19 October 1893 at Fenstanton in Huntingdonshire, the eldest of three sons, one of whom died in infancy (there were no daughters) of Howard Browning Coote (1865–1943), landlord, coal merchant, and later lord lieutenant of ...

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Dawson [formerly Robinson], (George) Geoffrey (1874–1944), newspaper editor, was born at Skipton in Craven, Yorkshire, on 25 October 1874, the eldest child of George Robinson (d. 1907), banker, and his wife, Mary (1847–1903), daughter of William Mosley Perfect. In 1917 he assumed by royal licence the name and arms of ...

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Delane, John Thadeus (1817–1879), newspaper editor, was born on 11 October 1817 at South Molton Street, London, the second of the nine children of William Delane (1793–1857), barrister and treasurer of The Times, and his wife, Mary Ann White (d. 1869), niece of ...

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Dudley, Sir Henry Bate, baronet (1745–1824), newspaper editor, was born at Fenny Compton, Warwickshire, on 25 August 1745, the second son of the Revd Henry Bate, who held a living for many years at St Nicholas, Worcester, and afterwards became rector of North Fambridge...

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Gardiner, Alfred George (1865–1946), newspaper editor and journalist, was born at Rainsford Road, Chelmsford on 2 June 1865. He was the youngest of the eight children of Henry James Gardiner, a cabinet-maker, and his wife, Susannah, née Taylor. Like his brothers before him he left school at fourteen to join the ...

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Garvin, James Louis (1868–1947), journalist and newspaper editor, was born on Easter Sunday, 12 April 1868, at 117 St Anne Street, Birkenhead, the second of two children of Michael Garvin (1832–1870), labourer, and his wife, Catherine Fahy (d. 1917). Both his parents were Irish, Catholic, and poor. His father, who had moved from ...

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Greenwood, Frederick (1830–1909), author and newspaper editor, born in Kensington, London, on 25 March 1830, was the eldest of the eleven children of James Caer Greenwood, a coach builder, and his wife, Mary Ann, née Fish. He was educated privately at home before being apprenticed, aged fifteen, to a firm of publishers and printers. Within a year his indentures were cancelled and he was engaged as a reader. Thereafter he supported himself entirely by writing for newspapers and a variety of journals, although he would have preferred to make his reputation as a man of letters, not as a journalist. In 1853 he contributed a ...

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Haley, Sir William John (1901–1987), broadcasting executive and newspaper editor, was born on 24 May 1901 in St Helier, Jersey, the son of Frank Haley of Bramley, Leeds (who died when Haley was two years old), and Marie Berthe Sangan, a Jersey Frenchwoman. French-speaking until the age of five, he was educated at ...

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Hofmeyr, Jan Hendrik (1845–1909), politician in Cape Colony and newspaper editor, was born at Welgemeend, Camp Street, Cape Town, on 3 or 4 July 1845, the eldest of twelve children (seven of whom survived into adulthood) who were born to a farmer near ...

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Ingram, Sir Bruce Stirling (1877–1963), journalist and newspaper editor, was born in London on 5 May 1877, the second of three sons of Sir William James Ingram, first baronet (1847–1924), managing director of the Illustrated London News and Liberal MP, and his wife, ...

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Latto, William Duncan [pseud. Tammas Bodkin] (1823–1899), author and newspaper editor, was born on 4 April 1823 in Hurrel's Wynd, near Ceres, in the county of Fife, the natural son of Thomas Latto and Cecilia Methvan; one Catherine Duncan took responsibility for his upbringing (and was named as his mother by Latto's son on the death certificate). He achieved enormous fame in Victorian ...

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Mogg, William Rees-, Baron Rees-Mogg (1928–2012), newspaper editor and public servant, was born at 13 Pembroke Road, Clifton, Bristol, on 14 July 1928, the youngest of three children and only son of Edmund Fletcher Rees-Mogg (1889–1962), a Somerset landowner, and his wife, Beatrice, ...

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Rintoul, Robert Stephen (1787–1858), journal editor, was born at Tibbermore, in Perthshire. He was educated at the parish school of Aberdalgie and apprenticed as a printer in Edinburgh. His career as a journalist started in April 1809, when he became a printer for the ...

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Scott, Charles Prestwich (1846–1932), newspaper editor and proprietor, was born at Bath on 26 October 1846. He was the eighth child and fourth son of Russell Scott (1801–1880), a partner in a coal company, and his wife, Isabella Civil, daughter of Joseph Prestwich...