The Press: Yankee in Dixie

When Thomas Lambard Robinson got out of the Navy ten years ago, he had a secondhand Dodge, $20,000 in savings and a burning ambition to own a daily newspaper. On a tour of the U.S. looking for a likely buy, he decided on the Charlotte (N.C.) News, which then had a circulation of 53,837 and was the largest afternoon daily in the Carolinas. The price was high, upwards of $1,000,000.

But Tom Robinson was sure that, on his record, he could get the backing.

After graduating from Harvard ('30), he worked as a reporter and adman...

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