Bennett, James Gordon, 1795-1872

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Dates:
Birth 1795-09-01
Death 1872-06-01

Biographical notes:

Newspaper publisher.

From the description of James Gordon Bennett papers, 1845-1934 (bulk 1861-1864). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979856

Editor of the New York Herald newspaper.

From the description of Papers, 1862-1865. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20839540

James Gordon Bennett (1795-1872) was the founder and editor of the New York Herald. After working as a teacher and lecturer, he founded the Herald in 1835.

From the description of James Gordon Bennett papers, 1840-1851. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122532687

From the guide to the James Gordon Bennett letters and bank checks, 1830, 1845, 1866, 1867, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Biographical Note

  • 1795, Sept. 1: Born, Keith, Scotland
  • 1819: Moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1822: Moved to New York, N.Y., via New England
  • 1823: Worked for Charleston Courier
  • 1827 - 1828 : Editor, New York Enquirer
  • 1829 - 1832 : Editor, Morning Courier and New York Enquirer
  • 1832: Issued first number of New York Globe
  • 1835: Founder, New York Herald
  • 1835 - 1867 : Editor, New York Herald
  • 1840: Married Henrietta Crean
  • 1864: Declined appointment as U.S. minister to France
  • 1867: Retired from New York Herald
  • 1872, June 1: Died, New York, N.Y.

From the guide to the James Gordon Bennett Papers, 1845-1934, (bulk 1861-1864), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

James Gordon Bennett (1795-1872) was the founder and editor of the New York Herald. Born in New Mill, Banffshire, Scotland, Bennett emigrated to the United States in 1819. He worked as a teacher and lecturer before founding the New York Herald in 1835.

24 November 1875Lola Maverick Lloyd born 1897Graduates from Smith College 1901-1902Teaches Mathematics at Smith College 1 November 1902Marries William Bross Lloyd 1904Daughter Jessie Bross Lloyd born 1906Daughter Mary Maverick Lloyd born; WBL and LML join Socialist Party 1908Son William Bross Lloyd, Jr. born 1913Daughter Georgia Lloyd born April 1915Attends International Congress of Women at The Hague January 1915Co-founder of Woman's Peace Party December 1915Participates in Ford Peace Expedition and Neutral Conference for Continuous Mediation 1916Divorces William Bross Lloyd October 1931Participates in Peace Caravan and presents petitions to President Hoover 1931Organizes reception and press conference on peace with Albert Einstein 1933Organizes second reception and press conference with Albert Einstein 1937Co-founded Campaign for World Government 25 July 1944Lola Maverick Lloyd dies of cancer

From the guide to the James Gordon Bennett papers, 1831-1861, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

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Subjects:

  • Peninsular Campaign, 1862
  • American newspapers--New York (State)
  • Crime--United States
  • American newspapers
  • Publishers and Publishing
  • Sherman's March through the Carolinas
  • Journalism
  • Sherman's March to the Sea
  • Publishers and publishing--New York (State)--New York
  • Crime

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  • Publisher
  • Journalists

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