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 Joseph Medill Patterson

Joseph Medill Patterson

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 26 May 1946 (aged 67)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 6 Lot 5681 Grid U-22
Memorial ID 796 · View Source
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Journalist. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he was the grandson of publisher Joseph Medill, founder of the Chicago Tribune and a Mayor of Chicago. Educated at Yale University, he was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1903 and was editor of the Chicago Tribune in 1910. With the outbreak of World War I, he enlisted in the US Army and served with distinction as a Captain of Field Artillery. After the war, he returned journalism position and founded the New York Daily News in 1919. In position as editor and publisher of the New York Daily News, Patterson won a Pulitzer Prize for a series of editorials supporting Franklin Roosevelt. He also was credited taking an approach to managing the various comic strip properties in his papers and their distribution to other newspapers. He died at age 67 in New York City.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 796
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Medill Patterson (6 Jan 1879–26 May 1946), Find A Grave Memorial no. 796, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .