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 Thurlow Weed

Thurlow Weed

Birth
Cairo, Greene County, New York, USA
Death 22 Nov 1882 (aged 85)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Menands, Albany County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 1085 · View Source
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Newspaper Publisher. Born in Cairo, New York, after serving as apprentice and journeyman on several newspapers, he became foreman of the Albany Register, moved to Rochester as editor of the Telegraph 1821. He made the Telegraph one of the most important newspapers in western New York and became part owner in 1825. In 1830, he established the Albany Evening Journal and the paper as political influence for the new Whig party. When he joined the ranks of the Republicans in 1854, he advocated moderate policies and was a loyal supporter of Abraham Lincoln. Sent to Europe in 1861, as a special agent to counteract Confederate propaganda, he returned in 1862 and strongly objected to the Emancipation Proclamation. After the Civil War, he supported President Andrew Johnson and the National Union Party. Although the failure of the National Union Party marked the end of his influence in state politics, he contined to publish and be active in New York City affairs. He died at the age of 85 leaving an estate of over a million dollars in stocks and bonds.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1085
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thurlow Weed (15 Nov 1797–22 Nov 1882), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1085, citing Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, Albany County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .