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 Amon Giles Carter

Amon Giles Carter

Birth
Crafton, Wise County, Texas, USA
Death 23 Jun 1955 (aged 75)
Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Burial Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Plot Family Crypt, Garden of Devotion
Memorial ID 5377 · View Source
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Businessman. Publishing magnate, art collector, and philanthropist.
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In May 1905, Amon Giles Carter accepted a job as an advertising space salesman in Fort Worth. A few months later, he agreed to help finance and run a new newspaper in town. The Fort Worth Star printed its first newspaper on February 1, 1906, with Carter as the advertising manager.

The Star lost money, and was in danger of going bankrupt when Carter decided that if you can't beat the competition, buy them. He raised additional capital and purchased his newspaper's main competition, the Fort Worth Telegram, in November 1908, for $100,000. The two newspapers combined on January 1, 1909, into the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
From 1923 until after World War II, the Star-Telegram was distributed over one of the largest circulation areas of any newspaper in the South, serving not just Fort Worth but also West Texas, New Mexico, and western Oklahoma. The newspaper created WBAP Radio in 1922 and Texas' first television station, WBAP-TV, in 1948. It is currently owned by The McClatchy Company.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 6 May 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5377
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Amon Giles Carter (11 Dec 1879–23 Jun 1955), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5377, citing Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .