Jones, George, 1811-1891

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Dates:
Birth 1811
Death 1891

Biographical notes:

American newspaper publisher.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : "The Times Office", New York, to Thomas C. Acton, 1880 Apr. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270489851

George Jones was the first publisher of the New York Times.

He founded the New-York Daily Times in 1851 with Henry J. Raymond and Edward B. Wesley. After Raymond's death in 1869, Jones took over the editorship of the paper. Under his leadership, the Times was responsible for the downfall of the Tweed Ring in 1871.

From the description of George Jones papers, 1825-1894 (bulk 1860-1887). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122466067

George Jones was the first publisher of the New York Times. He founded the New-York Daily Times in 1851 with Henry J. Raymond and Edward B. Wesley.

In 1841, Jones met Raymond while the two were working for Horace Greeley at the New York Tribune. They became friends and often discussed starting their own newspaper. In 1851, with the help of Edward B. Wesley, Jones and Raymond amassed enough capital to found the New-York Daily Times. Jones was the publisher, Raymond the editor, and Wesley the business manager.

After Raymond's death in 1869, Jones took over the editorship of the paper. Under his leadership, the Times was responsible for the downfall of Tammany Hall and William M. "Boss" Tweed in 1871. Jones died in 1891.

From the guide to the George Jones papers, 1825-1894, 1860-1887, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

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  • Newspaper publishing--New York (State)--New York
  • Political corruption
  • Newspaper publishing
  • Presidents--United States--Health
  • Charities--New York (State)--New York
  • Political corruption--New York (State)--New York
  • Charities
  • Presidents--Health
  • American newspapers
  • Publishers and Publishing
  • American newspapers--New York (State)--New York

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  • Editors

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  • United States (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • New York (N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • New York (N.Y.) (as recorded)