CRUGER, JAMES F.
CRUGER, JAMES F. (?–1874). James F. Cruger, merchant and publisher, the brother of Jacob W. Cruger, accompanied his brother and Francis Moore, Jr., to Texas in 1836 from Danville, New York. After settling in Houston, they first engaged in the mercantile business, but James Cruger was soon alone when his brother and Moore entered newspaper work and purchased an interest in the Telegraph and Texas Register. Though Cruger remained in the store, he later spent much of his time assisting his brother in his newspaper enterprises. In 1841 his name was substituted for that of his brother as publisher of the Houston Morning Star,qv and at this time the Star changed from a daily to a triweekly edition. Cruger died in Houston in 1874.
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