John Binns

Binns, John, a distinguished journalist, was born in Dublin, 22nd December 1772. He received a good education, became a United-Irishman, and suffered two years' imprisonment. Soon after his release, in 1801, he emigrated, with his brother Benjamin, to Baltimore. In March 1802, he commenced at Northumberland, Pennsylvania, the Republican Argus, which gave him great influence with the Democratic party. From 1807 to 1829 he conducted, at Philadelphia, the Democratic Press — the leading paper in the state, until 1824, when it opposed the election of Jackson. Besides other works, he published in 1854 an autobiography. He died at Philadelphia, 16th June 1860, aged 87.


37a. Biographical Dictionary—American Biography: Francis S. Drake. Boston, 1876.