Adolph Ochs

Adolph Simon Ochs (* 12. March 1858, † 8. April 1935) was an American reporter of Bavarian origin and Jewish denomination, which in the year 1896 the New York Time bought, increased it thereby before retained and the readership from approximately 9,000 to the time of the purchase on up to 780.000 in the 20's.

Its daughter, Iphigene Bertha Ochs, married Arthur Hays Sulzberger, which became the successor of its father-in-law in the post of the publisher of the newspaper. Her son Arthur Ochs “Punch” Sulzberger became publisher the New York Time later likewise.

Ochs shifted the headquarters of Time at the Lonacre Square in Manhattan. In New Year's Eve 1904 Ochs let its new building illuminate for inauguration to Time the Square by Pyrotechniker.


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