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Roy Thomson
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Born on 5th of June 1894
Died on 4th of August 1976

Born 1894 - Toronto, Canada. Died 1976 - British newspaper and television magnate.

Started radio stations and acquired 28 Canadian and six US newspapers. Settled in Edinburgh in 1953. Bought British paper The Scotsman. Obtained licence for commercial television in Scotland in 1957. Bought Kemsley newspapers (including Sunday Times) in 1959, acquired The Times in 1966.

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