Than Vanneman Ranck was born in Philadelphia in 1874. In 1896 he began his career as a reporter. He joined the Hearst newspapers as an editor in 1906. Ranck remained with the Hearst chain until his retirement in 1937, achieving the position of editorial manager for all the Hearst papers. He died in Easton, Maryland on July 30, 1947.
From the description of Than Vanneman Ranck papers, 1916-1947 (inclusive), 1928-1937 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702170228
From the guide to the Than Vanneman Ranck papers, 1916-1947, (Manuscripts and Archives)