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Robert McCormick

Robert McCormickAKA Col. Robert Rutherford McCormick

Born: 30-Jul-1880
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Died: 1-Apr-1955
Location of death: Wheaton, IL
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Cantigny Estate, Wheaton, IL

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business, Attorney
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Xenophobe in the Tribune Tower

Military service: Illinois National Guard (1916-18)

Father: Robert Sanderson McCormick (nephew of Cyrus McCormick)
Mother: Katherine Medill (daughter of Chicago Tribune founder Joseph Medill)
Brother: Joseph Medill McCormick (Illinois Senator)
Sister: Katrina McCormick
Wife: Amie Irwin Adams (m. 1915, d. 1939)
Wife: Maryland Mathison Hooper (m. 1944)

    High School: Groton School, Groton, MA (1898)
    University: Yale University (1903)
    University: Law, Northwestern University (1906)

    Chicago Tribune Editor, Proprietor (1910-55)
    Tribune Co. President (1910-55)
    The New York Daily News Founder, Owner
    Illinois State Official President, Chicago Sanitary District (1906-10)
    Illinois State Official Chicago Alderman, 21st Ward (1904-06)
    Member of the Board of Tribune Co. (1910-55)
    America First Committee
    McCormick Family
    Coolest Headshots

Appears on the cover of:
Time, 9-Jun-1947, DETAILS: The Colonel's Century

Author of books:
The American Revolution and Its Influence on World Civilization (1945)
The War without Grant (1950)


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