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Edward Hubert Butler, Sr.

Edward Hubert Butler, Sr.

American newspaper founder
Edward Hubert Butler, Sr.
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American newspaper founder
Was Publisher Journalist
From United States of America
Type Business Journalism
Gender male
Birth 1850, Le Roy (village), New York, USA
Death 9 March 1914 (aged 64 years)
Family
Children: Edward Hubert Butler, Jr.
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Edward Hubert Butler I (1850 - March 9, 1914) was the founder of the Buffalo Evening News in 1873.

Biography

He was born in 1850 in LeRoy, Genesee County, New York and attended local schools.

His news career began with the local paper LeRoy Gazette (in Le Roy, New York), then moved on to Scranton Times as city editor and the same position at Scranton Free Press.

Butler moved to Buffalo in 1873 to start the news and later the Bradford Sunday News in 1879.

He was the father of Edward Hubert Butler Jr., who was publisher and editor of the Evening News as well as owner of two local radio stations.

Butlter Sr. married Mary Elizabeth Barber in 1871, who died in 1893.

Butler died in Buffalo, New York on March 9, 1914. His publishing business was left to his son.

Politics

Butler was a Republican and involved in state politics (with the Board of Electors of the State of New York).

Legacy

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 21 May 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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https://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F30A1EFD385A12738DDDA90994DB405B848DF1D3
http://library.buffalostate.edu/history
http://library.buffalostate.edu
https://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb15651855n
https://data.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb15651855n
http://isni.org/isni/0000000036297417
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2003054667
https://snaccooperative.org/ark:/99166/w6kh17mm
https://trove.nla.gov.au/people/1487987
https://viaf.org/viaf/58453647
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-n2003054667
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