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Edwin John Paxton

Edwin John Paxton, American newspaper publisher, editor. Member Association of Commerce, Retail Merchants Association, Junior Chamber of Commerce (honorary).

Background

  • Paxton, Edwin John was born on July 10, 1877 in Paducah, Kentucky, United States. Son of William Francis and Frederica (Fisher) Paxton.

  • Education

    • Educated St. Mary’s Academy, Paducah, 1883-1887, public schools, 1887-1890.

    Career

    • ; children—Edwin John, Mary Louise (Mistress Walter Barry Decker). Married second, Florence Brown, June 19, 1924. Children—Frank Robert, Patricia Ann, James Fred.

      Assistant cashier Citizens Saving Bank, Paducah, 1896-1900. General manager Paducah Evening Sun, 1900-1911, president, 1911-1929, merged with News Democrat, 1929, president, editor-public since 1929. Director Paducah Newspaper Inc. since 1929.

      Director Southern Textile Machinery Company. Chairman of the Board Paducah Waterworks Commission, Paducah Golf Commission Treasurer Paducah, 1911 (6 months).

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Member Association of Commerce, Retail Merchants Association, Junior Chamber of Commerce (honorary). Clubs: Rotary, Kiwanis (honorary), Paducah Country, Pilot (Paducah).

    Connections

    • Married Mary Louise Driskill, July 10, 1911 (deceased.; married second, Florence Brown, June 19, 1924. Children: Edwin John, Mary Louise (Mistress.
    • father: William Francis Paxton
    • mother: Frederica (Fisher) Paxton
    • spouses: Mary Louise Driskill
    • Florence Brown
    • children: Edwin John Paxton
    • Mary Louise (Mrs Paxton
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    Died July 22, 1961
    (aged 84)
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