Wood, J. Howard, 1901-1988
- Existence: 1901 - 1988
J. Howard Wood was born in Downers Grove, Illinois, graduated from Lake Forest College, and studied at Harvard University. After working at several suburban newspapers, he started with the Chicago Tribune as a reporter in 1925. He transferred in 1928 to the financial section, eventually becoming the financial editor. He became the Tribune Company's assistant auditor in 1939 and its auditor in 1942, and subsequently as treasurer, vice president, business manager, general manager and a director. He served as publisher of the Chicago Tribune from 1960 to 1968 and chairman of the Tribune Company from 1966 through 1970. Wood also served two terms as president of the American Newspaper Publishers Association.
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract This collection consists of papers from the files of J. Howard Wood, retired chairman of the Tribune Company
Dates: 1950 - 1980
Abstract Miscellaneous papers collected by J. Howard Wood concerning the McCormick-Patterson Trust, Robert R. McCormick, the Chicago Tribune, the Tribune Company and its subsidiaries, and the Joseph P. Albright litigation.
Dates: 1950 - 1979
Abstract Papers related to J. Howard Wood's activities as an officer of the Tribune Company
Dates: 1947 - 1966
Abstract Papers of J. Howard Wood, general manager of the Tribune Company
Dates: 1921 - 1968