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Lloyd, Henry Demarest (1847–1903)

HENRY DEMAREST Lloyd was a journalist best known for Wealth against Commonwealth, his exposé of John D. Rockefeller and the Standard Oil Company. Lloyd worked for years as an editor of the Chicago Tribune and supported various political causes including the rights of workers. Lloyd is widely considered to be one of the first crusading journalists who helping pave the way for later muckraking reporters such as Ida Tarbell and Lincoln Steffens.

Born in New York City, Lloyd's parents were Aaron and Marie; his father was a minister in the Dutch Reformed Church. As a child, Lloyd moved frequently as his father served as a minister in a variety of churches in New York, New Jersey, and Illinois.

In 1863, Lloyd began attending Columbia University. While excelling ...

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