The Globe & Congressional Globe

Francis Preston Blair moved to Washington, D.C. at the invitation of President Andrew Jackson, who was seeking an experienced and sympathetic voice to take charge of the pro-administration newspaper, the Globe. Blair had come to the attention of the Jackson administration through a series of supportive articles he had written in his role as the editor of a local paper in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Under his leadership, the Globe became highly successful. In 1834, with partner John C. Rives, Blair began a second publication of Congressional proceedings, the Congressional Globe. It became the Congressional Record in 1873 and is still published today.