Patterson, Joseph Medill, 1879-1946

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Newspaper editor and publisher, author, political reformer, gentleman farmer, and U.S. army captain.

Patterson devoted his early career (1901-1919) to the family paper, the Chicago Tribune, Chicago and Illinois reform politics, his Libertyville, Illinois, farm, military service in World War I France, and writing accomplished plays and novels. In 1919, Patterson founded the New York Daily News, the nation's first picture tabloid daily, noted for its breezy stories, understandable editorials, comic strips, and contests. Early advocates of the New Deal, Patterson and his paper broke with Roosevelt over interventionist policies, but later supported the war effort. Patterson also founded Liberty Magazine in 1925 and ran it until its sale in 1931.

From the description of Papers, 1901-1950. (Keokuk Public Library). WorldCat record id: 19024398

Role Title Holding Repository
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associatedWith Albright, Josephine Medill Patterson. person
associatedWith Beaverbrook, Max Aitken, Baron, 1879-1964. person
associatedWith Chappell, Warren, 1904-1991. person
associatedWith Gallico, Paul, 1897-1976. person
correspondedWith Hanna family family
associatedWith La Guardia, Fiorello H. (Fiorello Henry), 1882-1947. person
correspondedWith McCormick family family
associatedWith McCormick, Robert Rutherford, 1880-1955. person
associatedWith McCutcheon, John T. (John Tinney), 1870-1949. person
associatedWith Mitchell, William, 1879-1936. person
associatedWith News Syndicate Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Patterson, Alice Higinbotham. person
associatedWith Patterson, Alicia, 1906-1963. person
associatedWith Patterson, Eleanor Medill, 1881-1948. person
associatedWith Patterson, Elinor Medill, 1855-1933. person
associatedWith Patterson, Elinor Medill, 1904- person
associatedWith Patterson family. family
correspondedWith Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911 person
correspondedWith Pulitzer, Joseph, 1885-1955. person
associatedWith Tribune Company. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
New York (State)
Drug addicts
Newspaper publishing
Syndicates (Journalism)
Tabloid newspapers
Upper class
Novelists, American
Dramatists, American


Birth 1879-01-06

Death 1946-05-26



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SNAC ID: 48643631