Intelligencer combines with Post to become Seattle Post-Intelligencer in 1881.

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  • Posted 1/01/2000
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In 1881, the Seattle newspaper the Intelligencer combines with the Post to become the Post-Intelligencer.

The Intelligencer was founded in Seattle in 1867.

By 1921, William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951) had taken over the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. This was not announced but rather revealed when Hearst's first editorial appeared in the paper on December 27, 1921.


William E. Ames and Roger A. Simpson, Unionism or Hearst: The Seattle Post-Intelligencer Strike of 1936 (Seattle: Pacific Northwest Labor History Association, 1978), 2.

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