The Press: Family Trouble

It was always Ted Thackrey's ambition to own a newspaper, and until last week he was close to realizing it.

Journalist Thackrey was executive editor of the New York Post when he married his boss, Publisher Dorothy Backer, in 1943. Four years later, Theodore Olin Thackrey became co-editor, and with Co-Editor Dorothy Thackrey he ran the Post Home News. But the husband & wife team didn't get along very well. During the election, when Ted was for Wallace and Dolly for Dewey, they quarreled publicly in the Post, and privately in their penthouse apartment. The argument did not end with the...

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