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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Family of American newspaper publishers, including James Edmund (1835-1906), who founded the Detroit Evening News (1873), and his half-brother Edward Wyllis Scripps (1854-1926), who established (1907) the news agency that became United Press International and organized the syndication of features and illustrations. James's sister Ellen Browning Scripps (1836-1932) invested heavily in the family's newspaper projects and founded Scripps College in Claremont, California (1926).

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  • n. United States newspaper publisher and half-brother of Edward Wyllis Scripps (1835-1908)
  • n. United States newspaper publisher who founded an important press association; half-brother of James Edmund Scripps (1854-1926)

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