The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Kohlsaat, Herman Henry

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KOHLSAAT, kōl'sät, Herman Henry, American publisher: b. Albion, Ill., 22 March 1853. He was educated in the public schools of Galena and Chicago, Ill., and after acting as traveling salesman for several years for Chicago firms became in 1880 a junior partner in a wholesale bakery. He became the originator of the “bakery lunch,” subsequently acquired a fortune in the bakery business and other enterprises. From 1891-93 he was part owner of the Inter-Ocean of Chicago. From 1894-1901 he was editor and publisher of the Chicago Evening Post and the Times-Herald. The latter, in 1901, was amalgamated with the Chicago Record into the Record-Herald of which paper he was editor, 1910-12. In 1912 he bought the Inter-Ocean, then bankrupt, succeeded in seeing it through another receivership in 1914 in which year he combined it with the Record-Herald, the new paper being known as the Chicago Herald. At the same time he retired from the publishing field. Consult Flower, E., ‘H. H. Kohlsaat’ (in Cosmopolitan Magazine, Vol. XXXV, p. 338, New York 1903); Wellman, W., ‘Mr. Kohlsaat of Chicago and His Part in the Political History Making of 1896’ (in Review of Reviews, Vol. XV, p. 41, New York 1897).