Bell, Edward Price, 1869-1943

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Chicago reporter and foreign correspondent.

In 1900, Chicago Record publisher Victor Lawson asked Bell to manage the fledgling foreign news service of that newspaper, and Bell and his family relocated to London. When Lawson sold the Chicago Record a year later, its foreign news service transferred to the Chicago Daily News, and Bell remained in London for the next twenty-two years as overseas manager. During this time, the foreign news service of the Chicago Daily News became a leader in the field and Bell its most prominent correspondent, reporting on major European events. Bell's reputation grew during World War I, when he was able to secure interviews with many prominent politicians and military figures, which received world-wide circulation and acclaim. In 1932 Bell retired from the Chicago Daily News but continued to write. In 1934 he toured the world a second time for the Literary Digest, interviewing the premiers and foreign ministers of many countries, as well as Pope Pius XI, about the problems in achieving a lasting world peace. Between 1935 and 1938 Bell again traveled throughout America, lecturing on the duty of Americans to participate in the effort to organize a stable peace and to combat America's involvement in world conflict.

From the description of Edward Price Bell papers, 1886-1951, bulk 1900-1942. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 190879612

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associatedWith America First Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Beaverbrook, Max Aitken, Baron, 1879-1964. person
associatedWith Bell, Mary Alice Mills. person
associatedWith Brown, Constantine, 1889-1966. person
associatedWith Bullen, Percy Sutherland, 1869- person
associatedWith Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933. person
associatedWith Dennis, Charles Henry, 1860-1943. person
correspondedWith Dresel, Ellis Loring, 1865-1925 person
associatedWith Frantz, Harry W., person
associatedWith Grierson, Francis, 1848-1927 person
associatedWith Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945. person
associatedWith Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964. person
associatedWith Hughes, Charles Evans, 1862-1948. person
associatedWith Insull, Samuel, 1859-1938. person
associatedWith Katō, Takaaki, 1860-1926. person
associatedWith King, William Lyon Mackenzie, 1874-1950. person
associatedWith Knox, Frank, 1874-1944. person
associatedWith Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) corporateBody
associatedWith Lawson, Victor Freemont, 1850-1925. person
associatedWith Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974. person
associatedWith Lloyd, William Bross, 1908- person
associatedWith London Naval Conference. corporateBody
associatedWith MacDonald, James Ramsay, 1866-1937. person
associatedWith Marx, Wilhelm, 1863-1946. person
associatedWith Midwest Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Mowrer, Paul Scott, 1887-1971. person
associatedWith Mussolini, Benito, 1883-1945. person
associatedWith Newberry Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Northcliffe, Alfred Harmsworth, Viscount, 1865-1922. person
associatedWith Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918. person
associatedWith Pankhurst, E. Sylvia (Estelle Sylvia), 1882-1960. person
associatedWith Pius XI, Pope, 1857-1939. person
associatedWith Poincaré, Raymond, 1860-1934. person
associatedWith Quezon, Manuel Luis, 1878-1944. person
associatedWith Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933 person
associatedWith Root, Elihu, 1845-1937. person
associatedWith Shidehara, Kijūrō, 1872-1951. person
associatedWith Smith, Henry Justin, 1875-1936. person
associatedWith Strong, Walter Ansel, 1883-1931. person
associatedWith Tang, Shaoyi, 1860-1938. person
associatedWith Taylor, Graham, 1851-1938. person
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Illinois--Chicago
London (England)
United States
England
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Foreign correspondents
Isolationism--History--20th century--Sources
Manuscripts, American
Women--Suffrage
Airplanes, Military--Armament--History--20th century--Sources
Warships
Foreign news
World War, 1914-1918--Journalists
World War, 1914-1918--Photographs
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Birth 1869-03-01

Death 1943

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