Niles, Hezekiah

Niles, Hezekiah,

1777–1839, American journalist, b. Jefferis's Ford, Pa. Editor (1805–11) of the Baltimore Evening Post and founder (1811) of Niles' Weekly Register, he was one of the most influential journalists of his day. Devoted primarily to politics, Niles' Weekly Register is considered an important source for the history of the period.
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Niles, Hezekiah

(1777–1839) journalist; born in Jefferis's Ford, Pa. After editing the Baltimore Evening Post (1805–11), he founded Niles' Weekly Register, an influential paper especially in economic policy, editing it until 1836.
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