The Telegraph Herald, locally referred to as the TH, is a daily
newspaper published in Dubuque, Iowa, for the population of Dubuque
and surrounding areas in Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin. The newspaper
is the result of a 1901 merger of the Dubuque Herald and the Dubuque
Telegraph. A descendant of the Dubuque Visitor (founded in 1836),
the Dubuque Herald's earliest editor was Dennis Mahony.
The Telegraph was founded in 1870, and before merging with the Herald
had absorbed eight local publications. John S. Murphy was the
editor and publisher of the Telegraph at the time of its merger until
his death in March 1902. He was a prominent Democratic leader, and
editorialized at the time of the merger that "politically and
economically the policy of the Telegraph-Herald will be a continuation
of that of the Telegraph."
His son and successor as editor from 1902 to 1914, Richard Louis
Murphy, was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1932. The paper is
published by Woodward Communications, which is also based in Dubuque.
The current editor of the paper is Amy Gilligan, and the current
publisher is Steve Fisher.
List of newspapers in Iowa
^ a b c d Editorial, The Telegraph-Herald 1901-10-27, p. 4.
^ Constance R. Cherba and Edward E. Deckert, "Mahoney:Political
Dissident, Prisoner of State", Civil War Times, June 2007, pp. 59-63
^ "Louis R. Murphy, Native of Iowa, Chosen as Senator" Waterloo Daily
Courier, 1932-11-09, p. 5.
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