T. F. SIMPSON, Proprietor and Editor of the Weekly Dispatch, Tuscumbia, Ala., was born in this city, in September, 1865. He received a high-school education, and at the age of fourteen years entered the printing office of the Tuscumbia Democrat, which paper was established in 1878. He remained in this office about one year, and then entered the North Alabama office, where he spent two years. He then attended school for about two years, after which he was engaged in the office of his father (who was tax assessor) for a short time. He spent one year in a printing office at Eutaw, Ala.; returned to Tuscumbia, and established the Weekly Dispatch, in October, 1886. From the very start Mr. Simpson has been its editor, and he has filled that position with marked ability. His brother, O. G. Simpson, is connected with him as associate editor.

The Weekly Dispatch started with a circulation of about 350, but at the present writing it has a circulation of over 700, and does the largest advertising business of any paper in Northern Alabama.

Mr. Simpson is a prominent member of the Knights of Pythias.

[SOURCE: Northern Alabama Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Smith and De Land, Birmingham, Ala. 1888., p. 432-3] Typed for inclusion here by Linda Ledlow.

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