Blair & Rives
State: District of Columbia
Blair & Rives was a printing partnership between Francis P. Blair, Sr., and John C. Rives. Their association began in 1832 when Rives went to work as a clerk and office manager for Blair, publisher of the The Globe, the official newspaper of Andrew Jackson's administration. In December 1833, Blair and Rives launched the Congressional Globe. In 1834, they became full partners in the
Olive Hoogenboom, "Rives, John Cook," American National Biography (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999), 18:571-72; Elbert B. Smith, "Blair, Francis Preston," American National Biography, 2:910-11; Frederic Hudson, Journalism in the United States, From 1690 to 1872 (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1873), 255.