Henry G. Cartwright

Biography courteously provided by Joyce Riedinger, Delaware County Coordinator.


HENRY G. CARTWRIGHT, editor and proprietor of the Roxbury Times, and a popular and influential citizen of this town, is descended from a well-known family of the name. His father was Dr. Cartwright, for many years a successful and prominent physician of Roxbury, who married Mary Mead.

Mr. Cartwright was born in Roxbury, November 13, 1869. He was educated in the schools of this town and at Fort Edward Institute, later attending the Cortland Normal School, from which he graduated in 1887. In 1889 he was page in the Assembly, and began corresponding for the Albany papers. He was later assistant in the post-office at Hunter, Greene County, N. Y., but having a taste for journalism, he purchased the Hunter Phenix, a weekly paper of that town. This he edited for some time, and then sold it, being then employed by the Prudential Insurance Company. In April, 1891, he accepted a position as clerk with A. Cartwright, a leading merchant of Roxbury. Not being content with mercantile life, and wishing to return to his literary work, in April, 1892, he purchased of R. R. Hazard the Roxbury Times, whose circulation of six hundred has increased, under his able management, to over eleven hundred. Mr. Cartwright is a stanch Republican, and was a delegate to the State Convention at Syracuse, being the youngest member. He is very active in all enterprises pertaining to the improvement and welfare of the village of Roxbury, and takes especial interest in educational matters.


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