Edwin Grozier

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Edwin A. Grozier
Grozier c. 1896
Grozier c. 1896
BornSeptember 12, 1859
DiedMay 9, 1924(1924-05-09) (aged 64)
OccupationNewspaper editor and publisher

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 worked 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 suffered a total physical breakdown in the spring of 1920, and never returned to an active role with the paper.[3]

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.[4] 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.


  1. ^ a b (10 May 1924). E.A. Grozier Dies; Owned Boston Post, The New York Times
  2. ^ Herndon, Richard. Men of Progress, p. 136-37 (1896)
  3. ^ Zuckoff, Mitchell (2005). Ponzi's Scheme: The True Story of a Financial Legend. New York: Random House. ISBN 1-4000-6039-7.
  4. ^ (20 June 1946). Richard Grozier, 59, Head of Boston Post, The New York Times