Taken from:  The Coshocton Tribune
June 24, 1948

Heart Attack Fatal to Ohio Publisher Attending Convention in Philadelphia

Philadelphia--(AP)--Louis Brush, 76, chairman of the board of the Brush-Moore Newspapers, died today at Hahnemann hospital.  he suffered a cerebral attack yesterday.

The Salem, Ohio newspaper executive died at 9 a.m.(EST).  He was in Philadelphia to attend the Republican national convention, Brush had attended every national GOP conclave since the turn of the century.

Brush-Moore Newspapers publish seven papers in Ohio and one in Maryland.

With Brush at the time of his death were his wife and his grandson, Thomas Stewart Brush son of Katherine Brush, the writer.

Louis H. Brush had two predominant interests--publication of newspaper and participation in Republican politics.

He served as president of Brush-Moore Newspapers, Inc., which embraces the Canton Repository, the Steubencille Herald-Star, the East Liverpool Review, the Marion Star, the Salem News, The Portsmouth Times and the Salisbury (Md.) Times.

He was also president of the Ohio Broadcasting Co., operators of radio stations WHVS at Canton and WPAY at Portsmouth and was part owner of the Ironton Tribune.

Brush was born Jan. 24, 1872, in Alliance, O.  His parents James A. And Amelia (McCall) Brush were professors at Mt. Union college, an institution and served as its treasurer, and the college conferred upon him the honorary degree of doctor laws in 1938.