Bishop, William W.
Born: 1810-XX-XX Kentucky
Flourished: Charleston, Illinois
William W. Bishop was a newspaper editor and publisher, judge, and army officer from Charleston, Illinois. In December 1841, Bishop entered into a partnership with William Harr in publishing the Courier, which became a Whig Party organ. Bishop also became involved with editing and publishing the
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