Born: 1814-12-31 Scotland, United Kingdom
Died: 1872-10-24 Massachusetts
Schouler immigrated with his father, a calico printer, to the United States in 1815. They settled in Massachusetts, where William received a common school education. After his schooling, William followed his father's trade in Taunton, Lynn, and West Cambridge. In the 1840s, he moved into newspaper publishing. From 1841 to 1847, he was the proprietor and editor of the
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