The Telegraph Herald, locally referred to as the TH, is a daily newspaper published in Dubuque, Iowa, for the population of Dubuque and surrounding areas in Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin. The newspaper is the result of a 1901 merger of the Dubuque Herald and the Dubuque Telegraph.[1] A descendant of the Dubuque Visitor (founded in 1836), the Dubuque Herald's earliest editor was Dennis Mahony.[2]

The Telegraph was founded in 1870, and before merging with the Herald had absorbed eight local publications.[1] John S. Murphy was the editor and publisher of the Telegraph at the time of its merger until his death in March 1902.[1] He was a prominent Democratic leader, and editorialized at the time of the merger that "politically and economically the policy of the Telegraph-Herald will be a continuation of that of the Telegraph."[1]

His son and successor as editor from 1902 to 1914, Richard Louis Murphy, was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1932.[3] The paper is published by Woodward Communications, which is also based in Dubuque. The current editor of the paper is Amy Gilligan, and the current publisher is Steve Fisher.

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  1. ^ a b c d Editorial, The Telegraph-Herald 1901-10-27, p. 4.
  2. ^ Constance R. Cherba and Edward E. Deckert, "Mahoney:Political Dissident, Prisoner of State", Civil War Times, June 2007, pp. 59-63
  3. ^ "Louis R. Murphy, Native of Iowa, Chosen as Senator" Waterloo Daily Courier, 1932-11-09, p. 5.

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