Horace Rublee first engaged in journalism in 1852, when he was a legislative reporter for the Madison Argus. In the spring of 1853, he became editor of the Madison Journal. He bought a half-interest in the paper in 1854, and continued his association with the paper until 1869. From 1856-58, he was the Wisconsin State Librarian and served as chairman of the Wisconsin Republican party from 1858-69. He represented the state at the Republican National Convention held in Chicago in 1868 and was member of the committee that prepared the platform. The following year, he was appointed minister to Switzerland. He resigned this post in 1876 and returned to the United States. He was again chairman of the Wisconsin Republican party from 1877-79. He assumed the job of editor of the Republican and News on 1 Jan 1881 (Western Historical Company, History of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1881, p. 631).
Gravesite Details Republican leader, Milwaukee Sentinel editor.