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The "Washington Herald" was an American daily newspaper in Washington, D.C., from October 8, 1906, to January 31, 1939. "The Herald" merged with the "Washington Times" which had been established in 1894 and shortly after bought by Rep. Charles G. Conn (1844-1931) of Elkhart, Indiana and had a later publisher in Stilson Hutchins (1838-1912) who was founder and owner of "The Washington Post" from 1877 to 1889 (not to be confused with the current "The Washington Times" - founded 1982 by a subsidiary of the Unification Church of Rev. Sun Myung Moon). "The Times" was purchased in 1939 by Eleanor Josephine Medill Patterson "Cissy" Patterson (1881-1948) of the Medill-McCormick-Patterson families which owned the Chicago Tribune and later founded the "New York Daily News" and later "Newsday" on New York's Long Island. Mrs. Patterson though died only nine years after acquiring the paper (where she had served as editor of both previous papers 'The Times" and The Herald" under William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951), since 1930) and serving as publisher/owner. On February 1, 1939, the paper became known as the "Washington Times-Herald" for the next fifteen years, which was purchased and merged with The Washington Post in 1954 by the families of Eugene Meyer (1879-1959) and Phillip L. Graham (1915-1963) (who had purchased the paper at auction in 1933). The name of "The Times-Herald" remained on "The Post's" masthead until 1973, although getting smaller every few years.
The name "Washington Herald" was used in the 1993 film, "The Pelican Brief", albeit a fictional, unrelated version. The same name is also used in the 2013 streaming video television series "House of Cards" on the Netflix movie delivery service (postal mail and internet/streaming video).
- "Debating ‘House of Cards’: What the Show Gets Right and Wrong About Journalism". The New York Times. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
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