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Wilson, Douglas L., ed; Davis, Rodney O., ed. 'Register of Informants' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: history]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon737.html


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White, Horace (1834-1916).

Born in New Hampshire, White moved with his family to Beloit, Wisconsin, in 1838 after his father founded the town. He graduated from Beloit College in 1853 and moved to Chicago, where he began a long journalistic career. In 1858 he reported the Lincoln-Douglas debates for the partisan Republican newspaper Chicago Press and Tribune, and during the Civil War he served as the paper's Washington, D.C., correspondent. After the war he bought an interest in the Tribune, serving as its editor in chief from 1865 to 1874. In 1884 he purchased an interest in the New York Evening Post, becoming its chief editor in 1899. He was instrumental in finding a publisher for the second edition (1892) of WHH's and JWW's biography of AL and contributed a chapter on the debates. (National Cyclopedia of American Biography. NCAB; Dictionary of American Biography. DAB)

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed; Davis, Rodney O., ed. 'Register of Informants' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: history]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon737.html
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