The Times (Philadelphia)

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The Times
TypeDaily newspaper
Ceased publication1902
HeadquartersPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
OCLC number10288632

The Times was a daily newspaper published from March 13, 1875 to August 11, 1902 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1][2]

It was founded by Alexander McClure and Frank McLaughlin as an independent voice against party machine politics and corruption.[3] Despite this, by the mid-1890s it had become aligned with the city's ruling Republican Party machine;[4] the Times, along with Philadelphia papers such as the Public Ledger, the Press, and the Evening Telegraph catered to a middle-class readership, and by 1880, it had the third largest circulation in the city, with 32,500 copies sold daily. Though the Public Ledger maintained its circulation lead through the end of the 19th century, the Times effectively competed with its older rival, and in 1900 both papers claimed a daily circulation of about 70,000 copies.[5]

Adolph Ochs became proprietor and editor of the Times in 1901. In the following year he purchased the Philadelphia Public Ledger and merged the Times into his new acquisition.[3]


  1. ^ "About The Times". Chronicling America. The Library of Congress. Retrieved 2015-11-09.
  2. ^ "About The Philadelphia Times". Chronicling America. The Library of Congress. Retrieved 2015-11-09.
  3. ^ a b Wainwright, Nicholas B. (1962). The History of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia. p. 20.
  4. ^ Vitiello, Domenic (2013). Engineering Philadelphia: The Sellers Family and the Industrial Metropolis. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press. pp. 196–197. ISBN 978-0-8014-5011-2.
  5. ^ Hepp, John Henry, IV (2003). The Middle Class City: Transforming Space and Time in Philadelphia, 1876–1926. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Press. pp. 92, 97–98, 130. ISBN 0-8122-3723-4.