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Joseph Gales, Jr., publisher of the National Intelligencer for fifty years, dies in Washington, DC

Joseph Gales, circa 1844, detail
07/21/1860
Joseph Gales, Jr., died in Washington DC, aged seventy-four.  He came to the United States with his parents at age nine from England and became one of the nation's leading political journalists. With his brother-in-law, William Seaton, he published and edited the National Intelligencer in Washington DC as a daily from 1813 until his death, recording the debates of Congress.  They were the official printers of Congress between 1819 and 1829.  Gales also served as the mayor of Washington from 1827-1830.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
American History Review, Vol XIII, Number 2 (January 1908), p. 303. 

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