Edwin Grozier

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Edwin A. Grozier
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Grozier c. 1896
Born September 12, 1859
Died May 9, 1924(1924-05-09) (aged 64)
Occupation Newspaper editor and publisher
Nationality English

Edwin Atkins Grozier (September 12, 1859 - May 9, 1924) was a progressive journalist who owned the Boston Post from 1891 until his death.

He is reported to have assigned every reporter on the staff to cover the 1911 murder of Avis Linnell by Clarence Richeson.[citation needed] The Boston Post created a media sensation that ran daily for months until the execution of Richeson.

Grozier was born at sea near San Francisco, his father was a sea captain and native of Provincetown, Massachusetts. He graduated from Boston University in 1881, and workeed at both the Boston Herald and Boston Globe. He served as Governor George D. Robinson's private secretary, and later as private secretary to Joseph Pulitzer. He later became the first city editor of the New York Evening World, and later its editor-in-chief. He took over the Boston Post in October 1891.[1][2]

He died at his home on Brattle Street in Cambridge on May 9, 1924, after having written two editorials that day.[1] After his death, his son Richard succeeded him as editor and publisher of the Post.[3] Richard had been day-to-day head of the paper since 1920, including when it won a Pulitzer Prize for Meritorious Public Service after exposing Charles Ponzi as a fraud.

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