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