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The states-graphic. : (Brownsville, Tenn.) 1???-1984
Place of publication:
Brownsville, Tenn.
Geographic coverage:
  • Brownsville, Haywood, Tennessee  |  View more titles from this: City County, State
John R. Green
Dates of publication:
  • -119th year, no. 4 (Feb. 2, 1984).
  • English
  • Brownsville (Tenn.)--Newspapers.
  • Haywood County (Tenn.)--Newspapers.
  • Tennessee--Brownsville.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01228394
  • Tennessee--Haywood County.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01228398
  • Archived issues are available in digital format from the Library of Congress Chronicling America online collection.
  • Description based on: Vol. 35, no. 32 (July 25, 1902).
sn 89058012
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The states-graphic. January 7, 1916 , Image 1


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The States-Graphic

The States-Graphic in Brownsville, Tennessee, was formed in 1900 when the States-Democrat merged with the Graphic. There are no extant issues of the Graphic, and little is known about it. John R. Green served as the publisher and editor of the newly formed States-Graphic. He had previously been associated with two other papers that had merged in 1886 to form the States-Democrat: the Brownsville Democrat (established 1875) and the Brownsville States (established 1870).

Although often short-lived as a business proposition, newspapers flourished in Haywood County, Tennessee, beginning with the Brownsville Phoenix in 1837. Newspaper publishers and editors were either consumed with the enterprise, devoting their lives and those of their families to the pursuit, or instead casual practitioners. John R. Green fell into the former category. He passed the business on to his son J.D. shortly after the merger that produced theStates-Graphic. J.D. Green, however, eventually tired of managing the weekly, which by 1909, had a circulation of 2,000. In 1910, he sold the publication to educator Frank R. Ogilvie

Ogilvie's editorials in the State-Graphic addressed both world and local issues. Advertising, mostly for local businesses, covered a large amount of the newspaper's eight pages. In addition to news of local events, social happenings, and politics, the paper also published material purchased from newspaper syndicates.When Ogilvie died in the 1920s, his wife, Jennie,took over as publisher, with Paul Sims serving as editor. Mrs. Ogilvie sold the newspaper to John R. Owen in December 1948, and Sims continued to serve as editor until his death in 1962. The States-Graphic went through several changes in ownership over the following decades, and is now published online.

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