Whitelaw Reid (1837-1912), was a U. S. politician and newspaper editor. He attended Xenia Academy and went on to graduate from Miami University with honors in 1856. He was the longtime editor of the New York Tribune and close friend of Horace Greeley. He was a leader of the Liberal Republican movement in 1872. A Republican, he had an illustrious career as a diplomat, serving as United States Ambassador to France from 1889 to 1892, and again as U. S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James from 1905 to 1912. In 1892, he was the Republican vice presidential nominee replacing Levi P. Morton on a ticket headed by incumbent President Benjamin Harrison. Reid was given a spot on the Peace Commission following the Spanish-American War. He was the author of: After the War: A Southern Tour (1866), Ohio in the War: Her Statesmen, Her Generals, and Soldiers (1868), Our New Duties (1899), Problems of Expansion (1900), Continental Union: Civil Service for the Islands (1900), The Greatest Fact in Modern History (1907), Abraham Lincoln (1910), The Scot in America, and the Ulster Scot (1912) and American and English Studies (1913).