Nebraska Hall of Fame: Gilbert M. Hitchcock

Newspaperman & Politician

Gilbert Hitchcock (1859 - 1934) was an Omaha native with a father prominent in Nebraska politics. 

Hitchcock studied law and worked at a practice in Omaha. 

He established the Omaha Daily World in 1885, purchased the Omaha Herald in 1889, and combined the two that year forming the present-day Omaha World-Herald.

Hitchcock grew active in Nebraska politics and officially pursued his political career in 1902 when he represented Nebraska in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1902-04 and 1906-11. He then served in the U.S. Senate from 1911-22. 

He was inducted into the Nebraska Hall of Fame in 1985-86. 


Other Resources:

Gilbert Monell Hitchcock - manuscript finding aid 

"The Patronage Battle Between Bryan and Hitchcock"

William Jennings Bryan: Good Editor? 

     (Bryan worked at Hitchcock's paper: the Omaha World-Herald)

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