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James Wilmot Scott
Birth: Jun. 26, 1849
Walworth County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Apr. 14, 1895
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Journalist, Newspaper Publisher. Scott grew up in Galena, Illinois and worked in the print shop of his father who published the Galena "Gazette". He graduated from the Galena high school then attended Beloit Wisconsin College. After two years of study he quit college and went to New York where he wrote articles for magazines and trade papers on floriculture. In 1872 he left New York and went to Washington to fill a position in the government printing establishment. He soon saw the need of a paper in Prince George county, Maryland and he started the "Huntingtonian," in Huntington, Maryland. Soon afterwards he sold the paper and returned to Illinois and with his father started the Galena "Press." Shortly thereafter he came to Chicago where he could find a larger field for his aspiration and ambitions. He arrived in Chicago in 1875 and took a position on a struggling class daily, "The National Hotel Reporter," and remained with that paper for several years. In 1881 Scott became interested and financially associated with a group of invesotrs, and the result was the founding and establishing of the Chicago "Herald," the active management of that paper being turned over to Mr. Scott. The Chicago "Telegraph," an old paper at that time, a four-page affair, had a franchise for sale, and the new paper bought this franchise and thus was launched the new daily in the Chicago field. In 1891 Scott inaugurated another enterprise in establishing the Chicago "Evening Post". One of Scott ambitions was to establish a powerful metropolitan daily in Chicago, and he finally succeeded in merging the Old Chicago "Times" with the "Herald". He was one of the best known and most successful newspaper men in the United States. William C. Bryant, publisher of the Brooklyn Daily called Scott "the brightest newspaper publisher in this country". He was the publisher of the Chicago Times-Herald and President of the Chicago Evening Post Company. Scott was for three years President of the Chicago Press Club as well as President of the United Press and was closely identified with every movement in the management of that organization. He was one of the founders of the American Newspaper Publishers Association and was several times in succession the President of that organization. (bio by: Saratoga) 
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  Caroline Greene Scott (1853 - 1926)*
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Graceland Cemetery
Cook County
Illinois, USA
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