James Gordon Bennett Biography

James Gordon Bennett, Jr. was publisher of the New York Herald, founded by his father, James Gordon Bennett, Sr., who emigrated from Scotland. He was generally known as Gordon Bennett to distinguish him from his father. Among his many sports-related accomplishments he organized both the first polo match and the first tennis match in the United States, and he personally won the first trans-oceanic yacht race. He sponsored explorers including Henry Morton Stanley's trip to Africa to find David Livingstone, and the ill-fated USS Jeannette attempt on the North Pole. Source: Wikipedia

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Name:
James Gordon Bennett
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Sailor, Publisher
Date of Birth:
September 1, 1795
Astrological Sign:
Virgo
Date of Death:
May 14, 1918
Age at Death:
122
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