The Press: Knox Out

Hearstmen of long service marveled when, in 1927, "the chief" reached out to the Manchester, N. H. Union & Leader, plucked its publisher, Col.* William Franklin Knox, and made him publisher of the Boston American. Year later Publisher Hearst boosted his colonel to be general manager of all Hearst dailies, with a reputed salary of $150,000 a year. The course of the next three years was not wholly smooth. Big, self-confident Col. Knox several times offered his resignation, which "W. R." refused, believing perhaps that experience in the big business of chain...

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