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MacARTHUR, Charles Lafayette, journalist, born in Claremont, New Hampshire, 7 January, 1824. He was educated in Watertown, New York, learned there the printer's trade, became editor and proprietor of the "Carthaginian," printed in Carthage, New York, and was afterward a reporter for the Detroit "Free Press." About 1842 he removed to Milwaukee, and became the first editor of the "Sentinel." In 1846-'7 he was city editor of the New York "Sun." He next joined John M. Francis in the purchase of the Troy "Budget," for which lie wrote letters from Europe in 1851, and from the southern states in 1856, that attracted much attention. In 1859 he established the Troy " Daily Arena," which he sold in the spring of 1861 in order to go to the war, in which he served first as lieutenant and quartermaster of the 2d New York volunteers, and afterward as captain and assistant quartermaster in the regular army. In the autumn of 1864 he established the Troy "News," one of the earliest Sunday newspapers except those published in New York city. In 1866 he sold the "News," having become one of the editors and proprietors of the Troy "Daily Whig," and in March, 1869, he revived, as a Sunday newspaper, the Troy '" Northern Budget." For some years prior to 1886 he was the proprietor of the Troy "Daily Telegram." In 1881-'3 he was a member of the New York state senate.
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