Green Bay Intelligencer

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Copy of the first edition of the Green-Bay Intelligencer

The Green Bay Intelligencer was Wisconsin’s first newspaper. Based in Green Bay, Wisconsin, it was founded by businessman John V. Suydam,[1][2] with the first issue published on December 11, 1833. Albert Gallatin Ellis joined the paper in 1834.[2] In 1834, Ellis, and subsequently the Green-Bay Intelligencer, supported the campaign of local judge James Duane Doty. As a result, opponents of Doty formed their own newspaper. The newspaper continued with several suspensions until June 1835, at which point Ellis entered a partnership with C. C. Arndt, creating the new partnership, Ellis & Arndt. In 1837 the Green-Bay Intelligencer was sold to Christopher Sholes, who moved the newspaper to Southport, Wisconsin (now Kenosha).[2][3]

Notes and references[edit]

  • "Green Bay Home of First Newspaper", Milwaukee Free Press, 1910-07-17
  1. ^ "John V. Suydam". The Pantagraph. November 16, 1885. p. 1. Retrieved March 21, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  2. ^ a b c "Wisconsin's Early Days: The First Newspaper". The Weekly Wisconsin. September 26, 1885. p. 6. Retrieved March 21, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  3. ^ http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/whi/fullRecord.asp?id=31637