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Sydney Howard Gay (1814–1888)

Gay, Sydney Howard. An American author; born in Hingham, MA, May 22, 1814; died in New Brighton, NY, June 25, 1888. He became a “Garrisonian abolitionist,” and in 1844 was editor of the Antislavery Standard. In 1858 he became editorially connected with the New York Tribune, of which he was managing editor 1862–66. He wrote a ‘History of the United States’ (4 vols., 1876–81), of which W. C. Bryant wrote the preface; a ‘Life of James Madison’ (1884), in the American Statesmen’ series; etc.