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Edward Wyllis Scripps

Scripps, Edward Wyllis (1854–1926), U.S. newspaper publisher, founder of the first newspaper chain and of the wire service that eventually became United Press International (UPI). Beginning in the Midwest and West, his chain spread into 15 states by 1922, when Roy Howard, manager of UPI, became a partner. The Scripps-Howard organization subsequently acquired newspapers in nearly every state in the Union.

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