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 John Weiss Forney

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John Weiss Forney

Birth
Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 9 Dec 1881 (aged 64)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot River Section, Lot 105
Memorial ID 12878 View Source
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Journalist. He was influential in the Presidential nomination of James Buchanan in 1855. During the Civil War he was the editor and publisher of both the "Philadelphia Press" and "Washington Chronicle" daily newspapers, and used both to espouse strong Unionist sentiments and strong support of President Abraham Lincoln's war directives and policies. After the war he wrote a biography of Civil War Union General Winfield Scott Hancock.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 10 Oct 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 12878
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/12878/john-weiss-forney : accessed ), memorial page for John Weiss Forney (30 Sep 1817–9 Dec 1881), Find a Grave Memorial ID 12878, citing West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .