Rufus N. Rhodes

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Rufus Napoleon Rhodes

Rufus Napoleon Rhodes (June 5, 1856, Pascagoula, Mississippi – January 12, 1910, Birmingham, Alabama) was the founder and managing editor of the Birmingham News from 1888 until his death.

He served as a director and 2nd Vice-President of the Associated Press. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions of 1892 and 1904, and a Brigadier General in the Alabama National Guard.

He is buried in Birmingham's Elmwood Cemetery.