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The New Hampshire Union Leader

Manchester New Hampshire NewspapersThe New Hampshire Union Leader is the largest daily newspaper in the state. Published in Manchester, the largest city in the state, it was founded in 1863 and was called simply The Union Leader from the mid-1970s until April 4, 2005. For years prior to that, it was called as the Manchester Union-Leader.The Union Leader was known for the conservative political opinions of its late publisher, William Loeb, and his wife, Elizabeth Scripps “Nackey” Loeb. The Manchester Union Leader, as it was named at the time, assisted in derailing Maine Senator Edmund Muskie’s bid for the 1972 Democratic presidential nomination. Ater Nackey Loeb’s death on January 8, 2000, Joseph McQuaid, the son and nephew of the founders of the New Hampshire Sunday News, Bernard J. and Elias McQuaid, took over as publisher. Please share your NH Newspaper comments. To feature your NH business, contact us.

The New Hampshire Union Leader

In 2009 publisher Joseph McQuaid announced that owing to financial difficulties the Saturday edition of the paper would no longer be distributed outside of the Greater Manchester area and that Saturday content would be moved to a combined Friday/Saturday edition. The New Hampshire Union Leader continues to publish Monday thru Friday and published the New Hampshire Sunday News for distribution on Sunday morning.  

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Publication Profile:

Newspaper: Union Leader

Address: 100 William Loeb Drive, P.O. Box 9555, Manchester, NH 03108-9555

County: Hillsborough

Phone: 603-668-4321

Fax: 603-668-6397


President and Publisher: Joseph W. McQuaid

Full Time Employees: 29 plus

Product/Service: Daily Newspaper

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