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William Bross (1813–1890)

Bross, William. A noted American journalist; born in Montague, Sussex County, NJ, Nov. 4, 1813; died in 1890. He graduated from Williams College in 1838 and taught school for ten years. Later he settled in Chicago and entered the publishing business. He was a member of the city council from 1855 to 1856, and lieutenant-governor of Illinois from 1865 to 1869. Among his works are: ‘History of Chicago’ (1876); ‘Tom Quick, a Romance of Indian Warfare.’ He is best remembered as the proprietor of the Chicago Tribune.