Isaac Stephenson feature

Library of Congress: Isaac Stephenson, 1829-1918, bust portrait, facing left

Milwaukee Free Press Is Purchased to Assure Positive Coverage of Robert LaFollett

By January 1, 1900

Isaac Stephenson, a wealthy lumber business tycoon, purchases the Milwaukee Free Press to assure positive coverage for Robert LaFollett’s bid for governor. The exact date of the purchase in 1900 could not be found.


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