Newspaper editor, owner. He studied at the University of Wisconsin and at the University of Chicago. He graduated from the Chicago Law School in 1897 though he only practiced law for a short time. In 1899 he took a job as reporter and editor for the Telegram in Stamford, Connecticut. He was an editorial writer for the Washington Times, an editor of Cosmopolitan Magazine, and writer and associate editor for Collier's Weekly. In 1905 he and his employer, Robert Collier, bought the Abraham Lincoln farm in Hodgenville, Kentucky. They organized the fund-raising campaign which brought about the creation of the Historic Site. Lloyd Jones and his father were appointed to the site's board of trustees, along with Mark Twain, William Jennings Bryan, and President William Taft. In 1911, wanting to run his own newspaper, Richard bought the Wisconsin State Journal. In 1919, he bought the Tulsa Democrat, renaming it the Tulsa Tribune, and moved his family to Tulsa. Research shows on May 31, 1921, his Tribune newspaper headline "TO LYNCH NEGRO TONIGHT" was printed and then torn away, most likely contributing to the violence of the Tulsa Massacre and burning of the Greenwood neighborhood.
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Georgiana Harrison Hayden Lloyd Jones
1875–1967 (m. 1907)