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This is a photograph of Jason Clarke Swayze, 1830-1877. Born in Hope, New Jersey, he learned the printer's trade under Horace Greeley at the New York Tribune. Swayze married the well-known actress Kate Edwards leading him to write plays and manage her career. Moving to the south with his wife and two children, Swayze was conscripted into the Confederate army where he escaped to Union lines after three weeks. Leaving his wife and now three children in Georgia, Kate passed away. Swayze remarried Jennie Erwin who he had two sons with. After the Civil War, Swayze returned to Georgia and purchased the Griffin Citizen that he renamed The Bugle Horn of Liberty as editor, United States Commissioner of the District of Georgia and agent of the Freedmen's Bureau. In 1873, Swayze moved his newspaper to Topeka, publishing it under the name Topeka Blade. He expressed that his paper could not be influenced by money. Swayze was murdered in Topeka on March 27, 1877.

Date: Between 1870 and 1877

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Item Number: 449061
Call Number: B Swayze, Jason Clarke *5
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 449061

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