Aaron Smith Willington
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Aaron Smith Willington

Aaron Smith Willington (1781–1862)[1] was an American journalist.

Willington served as editor of the Charleston Courier, and under his leadership it became "one of the leading newspapers of the country".[1] He was noted for scooping the Treaty of Ghent, publishing news of the settlement before his competitors in the northern US.[2]

He wrote A Summer's Tour in Europe, in 1851: In a Series of Letters, Addressed to the Editors of the Charleston Courier, published in 1852.


  1. ^ a b Cuthbert, Robert, ed. (2016). Flat Rock of the Old Time. University of South Carolina Press. p. 254. ISBN 9781611176476.
  2. ^ Sloan, W. David; Parcell, Lisa Mullikin, eds. (2002). American journalism: history, principles, practices. McFarland. p. 35. ISBN 9780786413713.

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