The Press: Philadelphia Salvage

The Philadelphia Inquirer was called the "Bible of Pennsylvania Republicanism" when the Elverson family bought it 45 years ago. Old James Elverson and his son James Jr. successively published it until the son died in 1929. His widow followed him several months later, and control of the Inquirer passed to his sister, Eleanore Elverson Patenôtre.

Mme Patenôtre was born 64 years ago in Philadelphia. When she was 24 she met Jules Patenôtre, the French Ambassador, at a Washington party, was married to him by the late Cardinal Gibbons. A son, Raymond, was...

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