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John Gordon
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Born in Dundee, Angus and Dundee
Born on 8th of December 1890
Died on 9th of December 1974

Born 1890. Died 1974 - Scottish journalist.

Became editor of the Sunday Express in 1928 turning it into one of the most profitable newspapers in the world. Introduced the first crossword puzzle and astrology column into a British newspaper. Retired as editor in 1952, wrote a weekly column called Current Events.

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From John Scott on 12th November 2009
He was my mothers full cousin. He was educated at Morgan Academy. Left school at 14years and joined the Staff of D.C.Thomson Publishers in Dundee left there to work in The Express in Fleet Street London.

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