William Byron Colver

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Colver in 1917

William Byron Colver (September 26, 1870 - May 28, 1926) was chairman of the Federal Trade Commission and general editorial director of the Scripps‐Howard newspapers.[1][2]


He was born on September 26, 1870, in Wellington, Ohio to Byron Henry Colver.[3] He married Pauline Simmons.[1]

During the Russo-Japanese War, he served as a war correspondent in Manchuria.[4]

He died on May 28, 1926, in Washington, DC. His widow died in 1964.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Mrs. William B. Colver". New York Times. December 28, 1964. Retrieved 2015-04-11.
  2. ^ "William Byron Colver". Retrieved 2015-04-11.
  3. ^ William Byron Colver passport application from 1919
  4. ^ THE VALIANT RUSSIANS POT TWO HARMLESS CHINK FERRY TENDERS, in the Tacoma Times (via Chronicling America); published June 10, 1904; retrieved August 9, 2017

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