Arthur Donnelly - 2019

Arthur Donnelly, having worked as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune and an ad salesman for the Globe-Democrat, was the co-founder of what would become known as the Suburban Journals newspaper group in St. Louis. It began with the purchase of the Cherokee News in 1933 and the Wellston Local in 1935. By the time the co-owners, Donnelly and Frank Bick, sold the chain in the mid-1980s there were 33 separate papers in Missouri and Illinois with a combined free circulation of over 800,000 households.