RICHARD BETTS SCUDDER (May 13, 1913 – July 11, 2012) was an
American newspaper pioneer, newspaper publisher , journalist , and
co-founder of the
Scudder is also considered an innovator and pioneer of newspaper recycling . He founded the Garden State Paper Company, which later became one of the world's largest newspaper recycling companies.
Scudder was born to Edward Wallace Scudder and Katherine Hollifield
Scudder, on May 13, 1913, in
Newark, New Jersey
In 1935, Scudder earned a bachelor\'s degree in Economics with honors
In 1983, Scudder partnered with
William Dean Singleton to purchase
Gloucester County Times . The
Scudder died at his home in the Navesink section of Middletown, New Jersey , on July 11, 2012, at the age of 99. His wife Elizabeth died at 84 in 2003. Scudder was survived by one son, three daughters, eight grandchildren, several grand-nieces and nephews, and a few cousins and close extended family members.
Scudder was named for Richard Betts Scudder, an ancestor who fought
French and Indian War
In September 1883, Scudder's grandfather, Wallace M. Scudder, founded the former Newark Evening News . Scudder's father, Edward Wallace Scudder, operated the newspaper.
Eight generations of Scudders have graduated from Princeton, starting with a member of the school's first class. According to its alumni department, the Scudders are Princeton's largest alumni family. A small sample includes U.S. Rep. John A. Scudder (1775), Rev. John Scudder M.D. (1811), Edward Wallace Scudder I (1841) Hon. George Drake Scudder (1876), Edward W. Scudder II (1903), Charles Damarin Scudder I (1907), Charles Damarin Scudder II (1935), and Charles Damarin Scudder III (1963), and brother Edward Wallace Scudder III (1935). Richard Scudder's son and multiple grand kids have attended Princeton University. Richard B. Scudder (1935), and Edward W. Scudder (1935), together made the gift for Scudder Plaza in honor of their father, Edward Wallace Scudder (1903).
* ^ A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Hevesi, Dennis (2012-07-15).
"Richard B. Scudder, Co-Founder of MediaNews Group, Dies at 99". New
York Times . Retrieved 2012-08-10.
* ^ A B C D E F G Rudnquist, Jeanette (2012-07-12). "Late Newark
Evening News publisher Richard B. Scudder remembered as \'newsman\'s