Polachek, Victor Henry

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POLACHEK, VICTOR HENRY (1876–1940), U.S. editor and publisher. An executive with the Hearst newspaper chain for 40 years, Polachek began as a reporter in his native Chicago in 1893. He was appointed telegraph editor of the Chicago Inter-Ocean in 1897 and went to the New York World in 1898. He joined the Hearst organization in 1899, served on various papers of the chain in Chicago and New York, and in 1928 became manager of the Hearst Sunday newspapers. In 1931 he was given charge of circulation for all Hearst papers.