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Peyton Anderson Statue

Peyton Anderson Statue

The Peyton Anderson Statue commemorates Peyton Took Anderson Jr. (1907-1988).

By 1951, Peyton Tooke Anderson, Jr. (1907-1988) of Macon, Georgia, owned his own newspaper, its building, and its press. The Telegraph and News had a reputation as an independent and creative publication. When it was sold to Knight Newspapers in 1969, Peyton exclaimed, “I’d done it all” (p. 110).

In 1907 Peyton, Jr. was born.  In the summer of 1916, Peyton, Jr. had his first job as an office boy. When the Macon News

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