Michael James Whitty

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Michael James Whitty (1795 in Nicharee, Duncormick, County Wexford – 10 June 1873 in Princes Park Liverpool) was an English newspaper editor and proprietor.

Whitty was a former Chief Constable for Liverpool, who had campaigned for the abolition of the Stamp Act under which newspapers were taxed. When the abolition took place, Whitty began publishing the Daily Post at one penny per copy, undercutting the incumbent best-selling Liverpudlian newspaper, the Liverpool Mercury.[1]

Whitty is buried in Anfield Cemetery.[2] The journalist Edward Michael Whitty was his son.[3]


Michael Kelly, 'Liverpool's Irish Connection. Michael James Whitty founder of 'Liverpool Daily Post'

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