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DANIEL KNOWLTON b. September 19, 1861 Alfred, Maine
Posted by: Judy Morley (ID *****1381) Date: February 11, 2003 at 13:15:32
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From the book "MEN OF PROGRESS - MASSACHUSETTS - 1896"


KNOWLTON, Daniel Stimson, president of the Boston Times Company, is a native of Maine, born in Alfred, York County, September 19, 1861, son of George Henry and Mary Abby (Pilsbury) Knowlton. He is of Scotch-English descent. His ancestors on the paternal side were early shipmasters at Portsmouth, N.H. and ancestors on his mother's side figured in the Revolution. His father was editor of the Portland Press in 1870-71. His early education was acquired in Biddeford, ME schools, where he graducated from the High School in 1878. He was fitted for college at Phillips (Andover) Academy in the class of 1879; and his collegiate training was at Yale, where he graduated in the class of 1883. He was engaged in fugitive newspaper work while a student in college, and soon after graduation obtained employment on the New Haven Register, where he remained about a year (1884-85) doing general editorial and "desk" work. In June, 1885, he came to Boston, and took charge of the Sunday Times, having purchased the property. Three years later the Times was made a corporation under Massachusetts laws, with Mr. Knowlton as president; and he has continued since as the head of the "Boston Times Company," as well as editor and manager of the paper. In Masrch, 1894, he became private secretary to the Hon. Winslow Warren, collector of the port of Boston, resigining the editorship of the Times, but retaining the controlling interest in the property. He is a member of the Tsi Upsilon college fraternity, of the Boston Press Club (at one time its treasurer), and of the Newspaper Club. he is also connected with the Masonic order, being a member of St. Paul's Royal Arch Chapter, Boston. In politics he is Independent. Mr Knowlton was married January 19, 1887, to Miss Alice Maria Joyce, of New Haven, CT. They have had three children: George Kempton (born October 21, 1887, died April 2, 1888), Joyce (born Februrary 19, 1889), and Hugh Knowlton (born July 27, 1893). He resides in Brookline.

There is also a photo.

A copy of this book is in the Special Collections section of the Newton Library.




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