White, Horace

White, Horace,

1834–1916, American journalist and author, b. Colebrook, N.H., grad. Beloit College, 1853. As a reporter for the Chicago Tribune he covered the LincolnLincoln, Abraham
, 1809–65, 16th President of the United States (1861–65). Early Life

Born on Feb. 12, 1809, in a log cabin in backwoods Hardin co., Ky. (now Larue co.), he grew up on newly broken pioneer farms of the frontier.
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1813–61, American statesman, b. Brandon, Vt. Senatorial Career

He was admitted to the bar at Jacksonville, Ill., in 1834. After holding various state and local offices he became a U.S.
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 debates in 1858. In his newspaper career, he was a liberal and a supporter of free trade, both at the Tribune, where he was editor in chief from 1864 to 1874, and at the New York Evening Post, where he was associate editor from 1881 to 1899 and editor in chief from 1899 to 1903. His Money and Banking Illustrated by American History (1895 and later revisions) was for years the standard text on finance.
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