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James Gordon Bennett

(1795—1872) newspaper editor and publisher


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James Gordon Bennett was born in Keith, Scotland 1 September 1795. He died in New York City, following a stroke on 1 June 1872. After emigrating to New England, he spent some twenty years working as a journalist in Boston, Charleston and New York. In 1832 he started his own newspaper, the New York Globe, but this soon failed. In 1835 he tried again, with capital of $500 and an office in a basement on Wall Street, from where he launched the New York Herald. This paper survived and flourished, and ultimately made Bennett, its owner and editor for nearly four decades, a very wealthy man.

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From The Encyclopedia of the History of American Management in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Management and Management Techniques.


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