Frank GANNETT

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Industrialist, Businessman

AmericanBorn Frank Ernest GANNETT

American newspaper publisher, founder of Gannett media corporation

Born on September 15, 1876 in South Bristol, New York, USA , United States

Died on December 3, 1957 in Rochester, New York, USA

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Gannett was born in South Bristol, New York, United States, graduated from Bolivar High School, Bolivar, NY in 1893, and graduated from Cornell University. At the age of 30, he purchased his first newspaper, the Elmira Gazette (now the Star-Gazette). Six years later, in 1912, he purchased the Ithaca Journal. In March 1918, he and his partners moved their headquarters to Rochester, New York where they acquired the Evening Times, the Herald, and the Union and Advertiser and combined them as the Times-Union (the former evening paper of Rochester). In 1923 Gannett bought out his partners and formed his eponymous holding company the Gannett Company, which has grown from its initial 6 newspapers into a nationwide multimedia corporation.



Active in state politics, Gannett took a neutral stand to the New Deal in 1936 before joining the opposition against President Franklin D. Roosevelt's court-packing scheme. He helped the Republicans retake control of Rochester's City Council a year later. In 1939–1940, he ran briefly for the 1940 Republican presidential nomination. He was a founding member of the National Committee to Uphold Constitutional Government.

...   Gannett was born in South Bristol, New York, United States, graduated from Bolivar High School, Bolivar, NY in 1893, and graduated from Cornell University. At the age of 30, he purchased his first newspaper, the Elmira Gazette (now the Star-Gazette). Six years later, in 1912, he purchased the Ithaca Journal. In March 1918, he and his partners moved their headquarters to Rochester, New York where they acquired the Evening Times, the Herald, and the Union and Advertiser and combined them as the Times-Union (the former evening paper of Rochester). In 1923 Gannett bought out his partners and formed his eponymous holding company the Gannett Company, which has grown from its initial 6 newspapers into a nationwide multimedia corporation.



Active in state politics, Gannett took a neutral stand to the New Deal in 1936 before joining the opposition against President Franklin D. Roosevelt's court-packing scheme. He helped the Republicans retake control of Rochester's City Council a year later. In 1939–1940, he ran briefly for the 1940 Republican presidential nomination. He was a founding member of the National Committee to Uphold Constitutional Government.



Frank Gannett is buried in historic Mt. Hope Cemetery in Rochester, New York.



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