Chattanooga, Tenn. (Apr. 8)
Adolph S. Ochs, publisher of the New York Times and one of the most famous figures in the newspaper business of the past three decades, died here today at the age of 77. Death came suddenly and unexpectedly as a result of a paralytic stroke, complicated by a hemorrhage.
Mr. Ochs, who had left New York Saturday in the best of health, arrived here yesterday and sent messages to New York saying that he was feeling quite well. His trip here was in connection with business.
While funeral arrangements have not yet been decided upon, it is believed that burial will be in this city.
Born in Cincinnati on March 12, 1858, the son of Julius and Bertha (Levy) Ochs, the boy who was later to become one of the world’s outstanding publishers received his education in the public schools of the city. At his death he held degrees from some of the leading universities of the country, including Yale, Columbia, New York University and the University of Chattanooga.
Mr. Ochs was a trustee of Temple Emanu-El of New York City and chairman of the committee for a $5,000,000 endowment for the Hebrew Union College of Cincinnati. Among the many clubs he was a member of was the Harmonie Club of New York City, a Jewish organization.
He was married to Effie M. Wise of Cincinnati on February 28, 1833.
Mr. Ochs purchased the New York Times in 1896 and built it up to one of the most influential publication in the world.
His death follows closely on the heels of Louis Wiley’s passing. Mr. Ochs attended the funeral services in New York of his aide, the business manager of the Times, several weeks ago.