Henry Watterson (1840-1921)

Henry Watterson was a powerful American journalist, U.S. representative, and statesman. Editor of the Tennessee state newspaper, the "Rebel," Watterson displayed the vivid and forceful style which were to make him a famous American editor for fifty years. He joined the "Louisville Daily Journal" and oversaw its merger with the "Courier" in 1868, editing the newspaper for half a decade. Watterson fought fiercely to have Samuel Tilden elected president and so began his years of working to influence public opinion about presidents. He was elected as a Democratic U.S. representative from Kentucky in 1876 and 1877. In the twentieth century Watterson wrote a series of columns, carried throughout the country, attacking Theodore Roosevelt. In 1917 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his editorials hailing the declaration of war.

1878 circa 5 years
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