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History of Iowa From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century/4/Stilson Hutchins

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[Stilson Hutchins]


STILSON HUTCHINS, journalist, was born at Whitefield, New Hampshire, in November, 1838, and was educated in the Boston High schools, preparatory schools, and graduated at Harvard University. In November. 1854, he came to Iowa, first locating at Osage, in Mitchell County, where he established the North Iowan, which he published until about the year 1860 when he removed to Des Moines and purchased the State Journal, a Democratic paper founded by William Porter. Under the energetic management of Mr. Hutchins the Journal became one of the leading Democratic papers of the State and its proprietor acquired wide influence in his party. After a few years Mr. Hutchins disposed of the Journal, removing to Dubuque where for four years he was editor and proprietor of the Daily Herald. In 1866 Mr. Hutchins removed to St. Louis and established the Daily Times which he published until 1877. During this time he was a member of the Missouri Legislature. Keturning to New Hampshire he served a term in the Legislature in 1880. Hoon after he went to Washington, D. C., and established the Washington Post which became the leading daily paper at the National Capital. For many years he has been engaged in large business enterprises in that city.