James Parker

(c. 1714—1770)

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(c.1714–70), New Jersey-born printer and journalist, after working with the younger William Bradford (1727–33) and with Franklin (1742–48) became public printer of New York (1743–60). In addition to his various printing businesses, he established several newspapers: the New York Gazette, or the Weekly Post-Boy (1743–73), the Independent Reflector (1752–53), the Occasional Reverberator (Sept.–Oct. 1753), John Englishman (April–July 1755), the Instructor (March–May 1755), the Connecticut Gazette (1755–68), and The Constitutional Courant (1765).

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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