J. Edward Pawlick

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J. Edward Pawlick (27 April 1927, New York City-7 October 2007, Weston, Massachusetts[1]) was a Massachusetts lawyer, publisher and anti-gay activist.

In 1972 Pawlick started Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly which he sold to his daughter, Susan P. Hall, in the 1990s. She developed the paper into a chain of 14 papers, including Lawyers Weekly USA, which has national distribution. The papers were sold to Dolan Media in 2004 for an undisclosed sum, estimated to be over $10 million.[2]

In 1998 Pawlick launched the conservative Massachusetts News, first as a website and then also as a hardcopy newspaper. He used the newspaper to express his right-wing philosophy. For several years, it was distributed free of charge monthly to a targeted audience in Massachusetts and surrounding areas. It gained popularity amongst conservatives for its exposés on state corruption, the perceived inequities of the state probate court, as well as anti-abortion and anti-gay causes. At the same time, Pawlick was producing and distributing pamphlets promoting his philosophy, with particular emphasis on his opposition to gay and lesbian rights.[3]


  • 1968: How to Avoid Being Overcharged by Your Life Insurance Salesman[4]
  • 1998: Freedom Will Conquer Racism and Sexism[5]
  • 2003: Libel by New York Times[6]


  1. ^ "J. Edward Pawlick (1927-2007)". In Memoriam. University of New Hampshire. 2007. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Greg Gatlin (2 September 2004). "LAWYERS WEEKLY CONVEYED; Minn. media firm pays `eight figures' for Hub-based 14-title chain". Boston Herald. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Dan Kennedy (19–26 August 1999). "Mild-mannered hatemonger". The Boston Phoenix. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
  4. ^ Pawlick, J. Edward (1968). How to avoid being overcharged by your life insurance salesman. New Salem Press. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
  5. ^ Pawlick, J. Edward (1998). Freedom Will Conquer Racism and Sexism. Mustard Seeds. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
  6. ^ Pawlick, J. Edward (2003). Libel by New York Times. Mustard Seeds. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 

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