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GRAY, David, journalist, born in Edinburgh, Scotland, 9 November, 1836. He emigrated with his father's family to the United States in May, 1849, and was among the early settlers of Marquette county, Wisconsin Thence he went to Buffalo, New York, in 1856, and three years later entered the service of the "Courier" as a reporter. In 1865-'8 he traveled and studied in Europe and the east. Returning to Buffalo the latter year, he became managing editor of the "Courier," and in 1876 its editor-in-chief. In 1882, owing to impaired health, he left journalism, and for two years, with his family, lived abroad. In 1886 he was appointed treasurer and secretary of the board of commissioners of the New York state reservation at Niagara. His writings, both in prose and poetry, largely of an occasional character, and published in numerous journals and magazines, have not been collected.
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