The New International Encyclopædia/Hudson, Frederic

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HUDSON, Frederic (1819-75). An American journalist, born in Quincy, Mass. After a common-school education he went to New York City in 1836, and became attached to the New York Herald, of which he soon became managing editor, which position he held until 1866. His long experience and diligence in collecting gave him abundant material for his Record of Journalism in the United States from 1690 to 1872, published in 1873, which is perhaps the most accurate and interesting history yet published of the rise and development of the American newspaper.