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MARBLE, Manton, journalist, born in Worcester, Massachusetts, 16 November, 1835. He was graduated at the University of Rochester in 1855, soon afterward became connected with the Boston "Journal," and subsequently edited the "Traveller." He removed to New York city in 1858, joined the staff of the " Evening Post," and in 1859 went to the Red river country as its correspondent, contributing also three papers, descriptive of his journey, to "Harper's Magazine." He was connected with the "New York World" on its establishment in 1860, and in 1862 became its proprietor and editor, making it a free-trade Democratic journal. He retired from the editorial management of the paper in 1876. In 1885 he was sent to Europe as a delegate to the Bi-metallic congress. He has published "A Secret Chapter of Political History; the Electoral Commission; the Truth concerning Samuel J. Tilden, President de jure, disclosed and stated against some False Representations of his Action, Advice, and Conduct, during the Winter of 1876-'7" (New York, 1878). Mr. Marble is now (1888) president of the Manhattan club.
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