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Dana, Charles Anderson

Born: 1819 AD
Died: 1897 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Editors

1819 – Charles Anderson Dana was born on the 8th of August in Hinsdale, New Hampshire.


1831 – At the age of twelve he became a clerk in his uncle’s general store at Buffalo.


1839 – He entered Harvard.


1841 – His impairment of his eyesight forced him to leave college.


1841-1846 – He lived at Brook Farm, where he was made one of the trustees of the farm.


1847 – He joined the staff of the New York Tribune.


1849 – Dana became its managing editor Tribune.


1857-1863 – With George Ripley he edited The New American Cyclopaedia.


1862 – The board of managers of the Tribune asked for Dana’s resignation.


1864-1865 – Served as Second Assistant Secretary of War.


1865-1866 – Conducted the newly established and unsuccessful Chicago Republican.


1868 – Became the editor and part owner of the New York Sun.


1897 – He died on 17th of October.