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Gladwin, John (unknown–1839)

Biography Entry

John Gladwin, newspaperman, served as first editor of the Galvestonian in 1838 under publisher Samuel Bangs. Gladwin, who in print called himself "Plain John Gladwin," succeeded John S. Evans as editor of the Galveston Commercial Intelligencer. He died of yellow fever in October 1839.

Douglas C. McMurtrie, "Pioneer Printing in Texas," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 35 (January 1932). Marilyn M. Sibley, Lone Stars and State Gazettes: Texas Newspapers before the Civil War (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1983). Ben C. Stuart, The History of Texas Newspapers (MS, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin, 1917).


  • Journalism
  • Newspapers
  • Editors and Reporters

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Anonymous, “Gladwin, John,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 21, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

January 1, 1995