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Field, U.S. family prominent in merchandising, publishing, and philanthropy. Marshall Field I (1834–1906) established the highly successful Marshall Field & Co., a department store in Chicago. His grandson, Marshall Field III (1893–1956), founded the Chicago Sun, and later merged it with the Daily Times to create the Chicago Sun-Times, which operates today. Field III also published The World Book Encyclopedia and Childcraft. His son, Marshall Field IV (1916–65), was editor and publisher of the Chicago Sun-Times and in 1959 bought the Chicago Daily News. Marshall Field V (1941– ) was publisher of the Sun-Times (1969–80) and of the Daily News from 1969 until it went out of business in 1978. His new Field Company remains active in paper manufacturing and publishing.

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