Biography of William R. Rowe
Allegheny County, PA Biographies

WILLIAM R. ROWE, general manager of the Pittsburg Gazette and Chronicle Telegraph, Pittsburg, was born at Confluence, Pa., in 1872, and, in 1874, came to Pittsburg, where he was reared, and educated in the common schools. Beginning at the age of fourteen, he worked until he reached the age of eighteen in the drug business, and then became assistant bookkeeper in the office of the Pittsburg Press. He remained with the Press ten years, rising to the position of advertising manager, and, in 1900, was made business manager of the Gazette, and, early in 1901, became business manager of the Chronicle Telegraph, when that paper was acquired by Mr. George T. Oliver. In September, 1902, he was made general manager of both these papers. Mr. Rowe is a rising young business man, who has in the few years of his service exhibited great ability in his line of work. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and in religious belief is a Presbyterian.


From:
Memoirs of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
personal and genealogical with portraits.
Publishers: Northwestern Historical Association
Madison, Wis. 1904.


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