Robert R. McCormick

Robert Rutherford "Colonel" McCormick (July 30, 1880 – April 1, 1955) was a member of the McCormick family of Chicago who became a lawyer, Republican Chicago alderman, distinguished U.S. Army officer in World War I, and eventually owner and publisher of the Chicago Tribune newspaper. A leading Republican and isolationist; McCormick opposed the increase in federal power brought about by the New Deal and later opposed American entry into World War II. His legacy includes what is now the McCormick Foundation philanthropic organization.

Robert R. McCormick
Robert Rutherford McCormick

(1880-07-30)July 30, 1880
DiedApril 1, 1955(1955-04-01) (aged 74)
Alma materYale University
Northwestern University School of Law
Known forChicago Tribune
Political partyRepublican
Amie Irwin Adams
(m. 1915; died 1939)
Maryland Mathison Hooper
(m. 1944; his death 1955)
Parent(s)Robert Sanderson McCormick
Kate Medill
RelativesSee family tree

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