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 George Brinton McClellan Harvey

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Birth
Peacham, Caledonia County, Vermont, USA
Death
20 Aug 1928 (aged 64)
Dublin, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial
Peacham, Caledonia County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID
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Editor and Diplomat. He worked at newspapers throughout the United States before settling in New Jersey and working for several publications in New York City. For many years Harvey was Managing Editor of Joseph Pulitzer's New York World, a position he left when he became active in building electric railways in New York City, a venture that made him wealthy. From 1890 to 1891 He served as New Jersey's Insurance Commissioner, and he served as a Colonel on the staffs of several New Jersey Governors. In the mid 1890s he purchased the North American Review magazine, of which he was Editor and Publisher. During the late 1890s, financial difficulties led the creditors of Harper Publishing to name him General Manager, as well as Managing Editor of Harper's Weekly magazine, and he succeeded in restoring the company to profitability. In 1906 he was the first to publicly suggest Woodrow Wilson as a candidate for elective office. Harvey assisted in Wilson's election as Governor of New Jersey in 1910, and supported him for President in 1912, but broke with him over American entry into World War I and the League of Nations. Harvey played an important part in Warren Harding's election to the presidency in 1920, and in 1921 Harding named him Ambassador to Great Britain, where he served until 1923 and took part conferences to plan Europe's recovery from World War I. After returning to the United States, Harvey was named Editor of the Washington Post, where he worked until retiring in 1926. He also authored a biography of businessman Henry Clay Frick, 1928's "Henry Clay Frick: The Man".

Editor and Diplomat. He worked at newspapers throughout the United States before settling in New Jersey and working for several publications in New York City. For many years Harvey was Managing Editor of Joseph Pulitzer's New York World, a position he left when he became active in building electric railways in New York City, a venture that made him wealthy. From 1890 to 1891 He served as New Jersey's Insurance Commissioner, and he served as a Colonel on the staffs of several New Jersey Governors. In the mid 1890s he purchased the North American Review magazine, of which he was Editor and Publisher. During the late 1890s, financial difficulties led the creditors of Harper Publishing to name him General Manager, as well as Managing Editor of Harper's Weekly magazine, and he succeeded in restoring the company to profitability. In 1906 he was the first to publicly suggest Woodrow Wilson as a candidate for elective office. Harvey assisted in Wilson's election as Governor of New Jersey in 1910, and supported him for President in 1912, but broke with him over American entry into World War I and the League of Nations. Harvey played an important part in Warren Harding's election to the presidency in 1920, and in 1921 Harding named him Ambassador to Great Britain, where he served until 1923 and took part conferences to plan Europe's recovery from World War I. After returning to the United States, Harvey was named Editor of the Washington Post, where he worked until retiring in 1926. He also authored a biography of businessman Henry Clay Frick, 1928's "Henry Clay Frick: The Man".

Bio by: Bill McKern


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