George Wheeler Hinman

George Wheeler Hinman (November 19, 1864 - March 31, 1927) was an American writer and newspaper publisher. He also served as the president of Marietta College in Ohio from 1913-1918.

George Wheeler Hinman
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BornNovember 19, 1864
DiedMarch 31, 1927(1927-03-31) (agedĀ 62)
OccupationNewspaper editor

Hinman was born in Mount Morris, New York in 1864, and graduated from Hamilton College in New York in 1884. After working at newspapers in Chicago and St. Louis, he obtained a masters and Ph.D. degree from Heidelberg University in 1889. He then joined The Sun (New York), where we remained on the staff for about ten years. Around 1898 he took a position as editor and manager of the Chicago Inter Ocean, and bought a controlling share in the paper in 1906. He sold the paper to H. H. Kohlsaat in 1912.

From 1913-18, he was President of Marietta College in Ohio, where he started a new literary magazine, The Olio. He later became publisher of the Chicago Herald and Examiner.[1][2][3][4]


Hinman married Maude M. Sturtevant on January 28, 1891, and had five children.[3]


  1. ^ (1 April 1927). GEORGE W, HINMAN, JOURNALIST, DIES AT 62; Former President of Marietta College Succumbs to Heart Attack at His Home, The New York Times
  2. ^ George Wheeler Hinman (1913-1918) Archived 2013-06-14 at the Wayback Machine,, Retrieved April 24, 2013
  3. ^ a b History of the class of 1884, Hamilton College, 1884-1914, p. 212-15 (1914)
  4. ^ "President George Wheeler Hinman". Marietta College. 2016-06-20. Retrieved 2020-05-31.