Delavan Smith was publisher of the Indianapolis News for 30 years. His publishing motto was "The greatest good for the greatest number of people." He also had business interests in the Merganthaler Corporation, the Oliver Typewriter Company and the Cox Multi-Mailer Company. His and his father's papers and libraries were bequeathed to the Indiana Historical Society to establish their library - the William Henry Smith Memorial Library.Information taken from the Encyclopedia of Indianapolis.Destination Indiana Charles Warren Fairbanks Journe
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