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Robert Rutherford McCormick

McCormick, Robert Rutherford, 1880–1955, American journalist, b. Chicago. He held local public offices, was admitted (1907) to the bar, and practiced law in Chicago. He worked with his brother, Joseph Medill McCormick, in the management of the Chicago Tribune, and, after serving in World War I, he became sole owner of the newspaper. He rapidly extended his journalistic holdings and soon was dominant in the midwestern newspaper world. The Chicago Tribune steadily and vehemently maintained an extreme right-wing position on various issues—it condemned labor unions and attacked the participation of the United States in world affairs. McCormick's works include The American Revolution and Its Influence on World Civilization (1945) and The War without Grant (1950).

See biography by R. N. Smith (1997).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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