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Whitelaw Reid (1837–1912)

Reid, Whitelaw. American diplomat and journalist; born at Xenia, OH, Oct. 27, 1837; died at London, Dec. 15, 1912. During the Civil War he represented the Cincinnati Gazette in the field; and his letters, under the signature of “Agate,” attracted much attention. Shortly afterward he published ‘After the War’ (1866), and ‘Ohio in the War’ (1868). He became an editorial writer on the New York Tribune; and upon the death of Horace Greeley he succeeded him as editor and principal owner. He wrote: ‘Schools of Journalism’ (1871); ‘The Scholar in Politics’ (1873); ‘Some Newspaper Tendencies’ (1879); ‘Town Hall Suggestion’ (1881); ‘Problems of Expansion’ (1900); ‘Greatest Fact in Modern History’ (1907). Minister to France, 1889–92, and Ambassador to England, 1895–1913.