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White, Horace

White, Horace, 1834–1916, American journalist and author, b. Colebrook, N.H., grad. Beloit College, 1853. As a reporter for the Chicago Tribune he covered the Lincoln - Douglas debates in 1858. In his newspaper career, he was a liberal and a supporter of free trade, both at the Tribune, where he was editor in chief from 1864 to 1874, and at the New York Evening Post, where he was associate editor from 1881 to 1899 and editor in chief from 1899 to 1903. His Money and Banking Illustrated by American History (1895 and later revisions) was for years the standard text on finance.

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