Biography of Norman E. Mack


Mack, Norman E., Buffalo, proprietor of the Times, was born in West Williams, Ontario, Canada, July 24, 1856. His parents had originally settled in Cass City, Mich., where his father engaged in farming, having previously been a large contractor in that State until 1868. In that year Mr. Mack went to Pontiac, Mich, where he became a clerk in a mercantile establishment. From 1872 to 1874 he obtained his first experience in journalism, being engaged in the advertising business in Detroit and Chicago. In 1874 he came to Buffalo, and after four years in various advertising enterprises went to Jamestown, N. Y., where he established the Sunday Gazette, which he sold a year later. Returning to Buffalo he started on September 7, 1879, the Sunday Times, and on September 13, 1883, issued the first number of the Daily Times, which rapidly won a foremost place among the leading afternoon newspapers of the city. The Times has always stood for the best elements of municipal government, and has been a power in reform movements and public progress. It has achieved many important victories, among the most noted of which was the campaign of 1897, when it alone of all the other English papers in the city advocated the principles of the triumphant party and was largely instrumental in causing the election of Dr. Conrad Diehi as mayor. Mr. Mack has always been an unswerving Democrat, and has ably expounded the principles of his party in his newspaper. He was for two terms a member of the State Democratic Committee, declining a reelection: a delegate to the National Democratic Convention at Chicago in 1890; long a member of the executive committee of the State Associated Press; has served as one of the park commissioners of Buffalo; and is a member of the Buffalo Club, the Buffalo Press Club, the Buffalo Orpheus, and the Liedertafel. December 22, 1891, he married Harriet B., daughter of Isaac H. Taggart of Buffalo, and they have two .children: Norma Emily and Harriet Frances.

Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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