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Reid, Whitelaw

U.S. journalist, diplomat, and politician, successor to Horace Greeley in 1872 as editor in chief (until 1905) and publisher (until his death) of the New York Tribune, which, during much of that period, was perhaps the most influential newspaper in the United States. He was minister to France from 1889 to 1892, unsuccessful candidate for vice president on the Republican ticket with Benjamin Harrison in 1892, and ambassador to Great Britain from 1905 to 1912.

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