Alden J. Blethen

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Alden J. Blethen
Alden J. Blethen - 1900.jpg
Photo Portrait of Blethen taken in 1900
Born (1845-12-27)December 27, 1845
Knox County, Maine
Died July 12, 1915(1915-07-12) (aged 69)
Seattle, Washington
Known for Purchased the Seattle Daily Times with others in 1896

Alden J. Blethen (December 27, 1845 – July 12, 1915) was editor in chief of the Seattle Daily Times from August 10, 1896[1] until his death. With others, he purchased the Seattle Daily Times, a four-page daily newspaper with a readership of around 4,000,[2] in 1896,[1] and succeeded in turning it into a large newspaper, attaining much power and prestige in the Seattle community. In 1882, when he lived in Kansas City, Missouri, he was one of the original incorporators of the Kansas City Club.[3]


  1. ^ a b Boswell 1994, p. 96
  2. ^ Boswell 1994, p. 95
  3. ^ Jerry T. Duggan, A History of the Kansas City Club: 1882-1982 (The Kansas City Club: 1982)


Boswell, Sharon; Lorraine McConaghy (1994). Raise Hell and Sell Newspapers: Alden J. Blethen and the Seattle Times. Pullman: Washington State University Press. ISBN 0-87422-126-9. 

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