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John Swinton (1829–1901)

Swinton, John. An American journalist and writer on social and labor questions; born in Salton, Scotland, Dec. 12, 1829; died in Brooklyn, Dec. 15, 1901. In 1857 he came to New York, and later became chief managing editor of the New York Times, and afterwards of the Sun. From 1883 to 1887 he published a weekly journal, John Swinton’s Paper, devoted to labor reform. He wrote: ‘The New Issue: the Chinese-American Question’; ‘A Eulogy on Henry J. Raymond’; ‘John Swinton’s Travels’; ‘Oration on John Brown’; etc.