Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921Variant names
Journalist, author, and politician.
From the description of Papers of Henry Watterson, 1857-1983, (bulk 1882-1921). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71071676
From the description of Autograph letter signed : Louisville, KY, to Hon. D. A. Wells, 1887 Oct. 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270660897
Watterson was the editor of the Louisville Courier-Journal.
From the description of Autograph letters signed from Henry Watterson, Louisville, Ky. and New York, to Augustin Daly [manuscript], 1888-1897. (Folger Shakespeare Library). WorldCat record id: 230404833
Confederate soldier, editor of the Courier-Journal, and U.S. congressman from Ky.
From the description of Papers, 1885-1915. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49346798
From the description of Henry Watterson : papers, 1856-1965 (bulk 1910-1919). (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49348448
From the description of Henry Watterson : papers, 1863-1946. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49346797
Henry Watterson, the son of a Tennessee Democratic Congressman, was one the most savvy and influential political journalists of the 19th century. His essays and editorials, fearless and educational, were reprinted in numerous forms. He is widely credited for working to improve North/South relations in the years following the American Civil War.
From the description of Henry Watterson letter to Bayard Taylor, ca. 1870?. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 51797905
Journalist, author, and orator.
From the description of Papers of Henry Watterson, 1863-1920 (bulk 1906-1920) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71014833
Henry Watterson was editor of the Courier-Journal newspaper in Louisville, Ky.
From the description of Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921 1915 November 9 Letter. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49235750
American editor and statesman.
From the description of Papers of Henry Watterson, [187-]-1920. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 31685649
Confederate soldier, editor of the Louisville Courier-Journal, and U.S. congressman from Ky.
From the description of Henry Watterson : miscellaneous papers, 1868-1920. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49346796
Editor, Journalist, Newspaper reporter.
Henry Watterson was the only son of Harvey Watterson, a U.S. Congressman from Tennessee. During his career, Henry Watterson wrote for such publications as HARPER'S WEEKLY, the NEW YORK TIMES, and the NEW YORK TRIBUNE. After serving in the Confederate army during the Civil War, he re-established the REPUBLICAN BANNER newspaper of Nashville before becoming managing editor of the Louisville COURIER-JOURNAL in 1868. For fifty years he retained this position and was the most influential and respected newspaper man of his time, taking strong positions devoted to Jeffersonian philosophy. In 1918 he retired to private life.
From the description of Henry Watterson papers, 1867-1921. (University of Kentucky Libraries). WorldCat record id: 14228279
1840, Feb. 16:
Born, Washington, D.C.
1852- 1856: Attended Academy of Protestant Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, Pa.
1858- 1861: Engaged in newspaper work as a correspondent and editorial writer; first newspaper assignment was on the Washington States
1861- 1865: Staff officer, Confederate States of America
1862- 1863: Editor, Chattanooga Rebel, Tenn.
Chief of scouts for Gen. Joseph E. Johnston
Editor, Republican Banner, Nashville, Tenn.
Married Rebecca Ewing
Moved to Louisville, Ky., to assume management of the Louisville Journal, which with Walter N. Haldeman was consolidated with other newspapers in the city as the Louisville Courier-Journal
1868- 1919: Editor, Louisville Courier-Journal
1872- 1892: Member, Democratic national convention
1876- 1877: Filled unexpired term in the House of Representatives caused by the death of Edward Y. Parsons
Edited Oddities in Southern Life and Character. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin
Published History of the Spanish American War. New York, N.Y. and Akron, Ohio: Werner Co.
Published The Compromises of Life. New York: Fox, Duffield and Co.
Member, Perry Victory Memorial Commission
Juror, Hall of Fame, New York University, New York, N.Y.
Published History of the Manhattan Club. New York: [De Vinne Press]
Awarded Pulitzer Prize for best editorial writing
Published Marse Henry: An Autobiography. New York: George H. Doran Co.
1921, Dec. 22:
Died, Jacksonville, Fla..
From the guide to the Henry Watterson Papers, 1863-1920, (bulk 1906-1920), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
Henry Watterson (1840-1921) was an American journalist, lecturer and author. He was a Confederate soldier under Nathan Bedford Forrest, a one-term United States Representative from Kentucky, and founder and editor of the Louisville Courier-Journal .
Albert Bigelow Paine (1861-1937) was an American author, and biographer and literary executor of Mark Twain.
From the guide to the Henry Watterson Letters, 1904-1906, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)
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