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An American journalist; born near Xenia, O., Oct. 27, 1837. During the Civil War he represented the Cincinnati Gazette in the field; and his letters, under the signature of "Agate", attracted much attention. Shortly afterward he published "After the War" (1866), and "Ohio in the War" (1868), the most important of all the State histories of the Civil War. He became an editorial writer on the New York Tribune; and upon the death of Horace Greeley he succeeded him as editor and principal owner. Besides many contributions to periodicals, he wrote: "Schools of Journalism" (1871); "The Scholar in Politics" (1873); "Some Newspaper Tendencies" (1879); and "Town Hall Suggestion" (1881). He was candidate for Vice-President of the United States in 1892.
By Charles Dudley Warner