Barclay Harding Warburton I

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Barclay Harding Warburton I
Born (1866-02-01)February 1, 1866
Died December 5, 1954(1954-12-05) (aged 88)
Employer Philadelphia Evening Telegraph
Spouse(s) Mary Brown Wanamaker (m. 1895–1954)
Children Mary Brown Warburton (1896–1937)
Barclay Harding Warburton II (1898–1936)
C. Egerton Warburton (1903-1973)
Parent(s) Charles Edward Warburton

Major Barclay Harding Warburton I (April 1, 1866 – December 5, 1954) was the publisher of the Philadelphia Evening Telegraph.


He was born on April 1, 1866 in Philadelphia to Charles Edward Warburton.[1] At the death of his father he became the publisher of the Philadelphia Evening Telegraph.[1][2][3]

On June 13, 1895 he married Mary Brown Wanamaker (1871–1954). They had three children: Mary Brown Warburton, (1895–1937); Barclay Harding, II, (1898–1936); and C. Egerton Warburton, (1903-1973).

In 1921 he was named as the Special Police Commissioner for Philadelphia by Mayor Joseph Hampton Moore.[1]

His daughter, Mary Brown Warburton (1896–1937), died in 1937 of an overdose of heroin or morphine.[4][5]

He died on December 5, 1954.[6]


  1. ^ a b c "Warburton Heads Police. Wanamaker's Son-in-Law Takes Post for Philadelphia Clean-Up". New York Times. August 13, 1921. Retrieved 2011-05-27. A reorganization of the police system here "from top to bottom" was begun today by Mayor Moore with the appointment of Major Barclay H. Warburton as Special Police Commissioner, a new and unsalaried position. 
  2. ^ "Married". Time magazine. April 27, 1931. Retrieved 2011-05-27. Barclay Harding ("Buzz") Warburton Jr., 32, flyer, son of the one-time publisher of the Philadelphia Evening Telegraph, grandson of the late John Wanamaker, onetime husband of Mrs. William Kissam (Rosamund Lancaster) Vanderbilt; and Mrs. Evelyn Hall Pierce, 27, divorced last week from H. Denny Pierce, Manhattan broker; in Chicago. 
  3. ^ "Rodman Wanamaker Buys The Evening Telegraph". New York Times. February 3, 1911. Retrieved 2011-05-27. Rodman Wanamaker bought The Philadelphia Evening Telegraph to-day from his brother-in-law, Barclay H. Warburton. Mr. Warburton confirmed the sale when questioned at his home in Ogontz to-night, but declined to give the consideration 
  4. ^ "Mary Warburton Dies In Home Here. Granddaughter, 42, of John Wanamaker Found in Bath of Park Ave. Apartment". New York Times. September 15, 1937. Retrieved 2011-05-27. Mary Brown Warburton, granddaughter of John Wanamaker, died at 11 A. M. yesterday in her apartment at 277 Park Avenue after an inhalator crew from the Consolidated Edison Company had worked almost two hours in a vain effort to revive her. ... 
  5. ^ "Death Ascribed to Opium. Mary Brown Warburton Found to Have Died of Overdose". New York Times. September 18, 1937. Retrieved 2011-05-30. Large quantities of an opium derivative, either morphine or heroin, caused the death on Tuesday of Miss Mary Brown Warburton, granddaughter of John Wanamaker, at her home at 277 Park Avenue, according to a report filed yesterday with the Chief Medical Examiner by the office of the city toxicologist. 
  6. ^ "Ex-publisher Passes Away". Associated Press. December 7, 1954. Retrieved 2011-05-27. Warburton was publisher of the old Philadelphia Evening Telegraph a newspaper founded by his father. He was formerly director of welfare and special police ...