The Graham Leader

The Graham Leader s founding on Aug. 16, 1876, predated the city’s incorporation by 16 years. Former Confederate Army Col. J.W. Graves came to Young County in 1876 to launch the newspaper. By October of the following year, the newspaper had grown to serve 700 readers. In 1944 Mr. and Mrs. E.B. Harris Sr. bought The Leader. Their son, E.B. Harris Jr., who saw The Leader through its conversion from hot metal to photo offset reproduction, became publisher in 1978. Today, The Graham Leader is the flagship of Graham Newspapers Inc., which includes the Breckenridge American, Jacksboro Gazette-News, The Jack County Herald, The Olney Enterprise and Lake Country Sun at Possum Kingdom Lake. Graham Newspapers Inc., is a subsidiary of MediaNews Group Inc. of Denver, of which Graham native William Dean Singleton is CEO and vice chairman. Founded: 1876