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McCormick, Robert R. (Robert Rutherford), 1880-1955

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1880 - 1955

Robert Rutherford McCormick (born July 30, 1880, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.; died April 1, 1955, Wheaton, Illinois) was an American newspaper editor and publisher, popularly known as Colonel McCormick, whose idiosyncratic editorials made him the personification of conservative journalism in the United States. Under his direction the Chicago Tribune achieved the largest circulation among American standard-sized newspapers and led the world in newspaper advertising revenue.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Chicago tribune. John M. Flynn files

 Collection
Identifier: XI-174
Abstract This collection represents files (chiefly clippings from newspapers and magazines) created by John M. ("Jack") Flynn (Tribune writer; died 1971-12-31) to help him when preparing speeches for Colonel Robert R. McCormick, and for use in rebutting the many attacks being made on the Chicago tribune. These files also contain clippings, publications and other items related to Tribune color printing and photography; attacks on the ...
Dates: late 1930s to early 1950s

Robert R. McCormick. Business correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: I-60
Abstract The papers of Robert R. McCormick (editor and publisher of the Chicago tribune) consist primarily of business correspondence dating from 1927-1955. This correspondence does not relate directly to the Chicago Tribune, but includes a great deal of material on organizations related to the newspaper publishing business and various political personages and departments, freedom of the press issues and some personal and family...
Dates: 1927 - 1955