Henry M. Pindell
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Henry M. Pindell
Henry M. Pindell
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Personal details
Born(1860-12-23)December 23, 1860
St. Joseph, Missouri, U.S.
DiedAugust 8, 1924(1924-08-08) (aged 63)
Leelanau County, Michigan, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
ProfessionNewspaper owner

Henry Means Pindell (December 23, 1860 - August 8, 1924) was an American journalist, businessman and political figure from Illinois.[1]

He was nominated by President of the United States Woodrow Wilson to serve as United States Ambassador to Russia, and confirmed by the United States Senate.[2][3] Pindell withdrew himself from consideration after alleged private corresponsence between Pindell and U.S. Senator J. Hamilton Lewis was leaked to the press.[4][5]

Business and newspaper activities

Pindell graduated from DePaul University in 1884. After graduation from college, Pindell began working as the city editor of the Wabash Times. Next, he joined the editorial staff of the Chicago Tribune. He later worked as the city editor of the Illinois State Register in Springfield, Illinois.[6]

After moving to Peoria, Illinois in 1889, Pindell founded the Peoria Herald, now known as the Journal Star.[7][8] For a time, he served on the Board of the Associated Press.[9]

Political career

While in Springfield, Pindell was elected City treasurer. He served in the position from 1887 until 1889.[10]

Through his role as the owner of a variety of newspapers, Pindell became highly influential politically. In 1912, he became a state leader of Woodrow Wilson's Presidential Campaign. Pindell became a close friend and confidante of Wilson.[11] Pindell was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1908 and 1912.

References

  1. ^ "HENRY M. PINDELL, PEORIA EDITOR, DIES; He Declined Ambassadorship to Russia Owing to 'Misrepresentation in the Press". The New York Times. 1924-08-09. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Form: An Illustrated Weekly Pub. Every Sat. in the Interests of American Society at Home and Abroad. 1913.
  3. ^ "The First Cold War: The Legacy of Woodrow Wilson in U.S.-Soviet Relations". Wilson Center. 2011-07-07. Retrieved .
  4. ^ The Phi Gamma Delta. Board of Trustees of the Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta. 1914.
  5. ^ Times, Special to The New York (1914-02-03). "PINDELL RESIGNS RUSSIAN MISSION; Embarrassed by Letter Story, He Tells President --". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved .
  6. ^ The New international year book. 1914.
  7. ^ Ap (1983-07-19). "Peoria Newspaper Sold to Employees". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "About us". Journal Star. Retrieved .
  9. ^ Rice, James Montgomery (1912). Peoria City and County, Illinois: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement. S. J. Clarke.
  10. ^ "Carnegie Legacy is Alive and Well in Peoria". PeoriaMagazines.com. Retrieved .
  11. ^ Homans, James E. (1900). THE CYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY.

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