Milton A. McRae
|Milton A. McRae|
|Born||July 13, 1858
Detroit, Michigan, United States
|Died||October 11, 1930(aged 72)|
Colonel Milton Alexander McRae (July 13, 1858 – October 11, 1930) was an American newspaper publisher who co-founded the Scripps-McRae League of Newspapers (now Scripps-Howard) and United Press International.
The son of Helen and Duncan Van McRae, he was born in Detroit, Michigan in the United States. McRae attended the Detroit Public Schools and attended but did not graduate from Detroit Medical College.
In 1883, while serving as advertising manager of The Cincinnati Post, McRae met thirty-year-old E. W. Scripps, who had taken over as managing editor. The two began a business relationship that would last for many years.
In 1887, Scripps made McRae the managing director of the St. Louis Chronicle, a paper Scripps had purchased in 1880. In 1889, Scripps brought McRae on as a partner, and in 1894, together with Scripps and his half-brother George, McRae founded the Scripps-McRae League of Newspapers.
In 1907, the Scripps-McRae League of newspapers combined three regional press associations into the United Press Association.
- McRae, Milton Alexander (1924). Forty Years in Newspaperdom: The Autobiography of a Newspaper Man. New York City: Brentano's – via HathiTrust.
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- AEJMC Archives – September 1997, week 4 (#55) at list.msu.edu
- Manuscript Collection at www.library.ohiou.edu
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- Chamber History: Business Leaders, 1903-2003 at www.detroitchamber.com
- Silver Buffalo Award at www.dacbsa.org
- Smith, William Ernest and Ophia Delilah Smith (1964). History of Southwestern Ohio, the Miami Valleys. Lewis Historical Pub. Co. via Google Books snippet view. p. 19. Retrieved 2008-10-30.
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