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 Benjamin Bannan

Benjamin Bannan

Birth
Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 29 Jul 1875 (aged 68)
Burial Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 44654590 · View Source
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Journalist and political economist, born in Union township.

Bannan purchased the failing Miners' Journal and through his ownership over the next 37 years transformed the paper into one of the principal political journals in the state. The paper carried his conservative views. He was a Whig, the party which crusaded for social and moral reform such as keeping the Sabbath solemn and temperance. In 1857 Benjamin Bannan as editor of the paper brought the name "Molly Maguires" to the attention of the American public when he used it repeatedly in articles with headings such as ‘A Molly on the Rampage' and ‘Molly Beating.' He was always a firm supporter of protection to American industry and proposed and organized the first tariff league; he was one of the first to call for the erection of the Henry Clay Monument.


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  • Created by: GerbLady
  • Added: 21 Nov 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 44654590
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Bannan (22 Apr 1807–29 Jul 1875), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44654590, citing Charles Baber Cemetery, Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by GerbLady (contributor 46637511) .