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Winton, Henry D.

HENRY D. WINTON, for thirty years editor and proprietor of the Bergen County Democrat, of Hackensack, N. J., is the son of Eben Winton, and was born on the 14th of February, 1848. He received a common school education, and in 1863, at the early age of fifteen, entered the office of the Democrat, where by assiduous attention to his duties he soon became a thorough practical printer. In 1870, when but twenty-two years old, he became proprietor and assumed the editorial control of the Bergen County Democrat, which under his judicious management has steadily grown in influence and popularity, and which now ranks among the leading newspapers of New Jersey.

Mr. Winton is an able editor and business man-a fact which is abundantly shown by the success and development of his paper. He is one of Hackensack's most public spirited citizens, deeply interested in local affairs, and thoroughly identified with everything affecting the community. In politics an active and influential Democrat, he represented his Congressional district as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Cincinnati in 1880 and at the convention in Chicago in 1896, and in various other important capacities has rendered efficient service to his party and town. He was elected Senator from Bergen County in 1889 and severed two terms, and has the record of being the only Senator from Bergen County who has served six years in the Senate of New Jersey.

Source: Genealogical History of Hudson and Bergen Counties, New Jersey, Editor, Cornelius Burnham Harvey, The New Jersey Genealogical Publishing Company, 1900, page 88.