Whitelaw Reid's son, Ogden Mills Reid, 1882-1947, was the next editor of the paper, assisted and succeeded (1947) by his wife, Helen Rogers Reid, 1882-1970. The couple strengthened the paper by purchasing the New York Herald, creating the New York Herald Tribune (folded 1966). The deal included the Paris Herald, leading to the formation of the International Herald Tribune (now owned and published by the New York Times).
The Reids' sons, Whitelaw Reid, 1913-2009, and Ogden Rogers Reid, 1925-, directed the Herald Tribune from 1953 until 1959, after John Hay Whitney acquired control (1958). Ogden Rogers Reid was U.S. ambassador to Israel (1959-61) and in 1962 was elected to the House of Representatives, where he served 6 terms, retiring in 1975.
See R. Kluger, The Paper: The Life and Death of the New York Herald Tribune (1986).
Born on a farm near Xenia, Ohio, Reid attended Xenia Academy and went on to graduate from Miami University with honors in 1856. At Miami, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon, and lobbied for the expulsion of the six members who ultimately went on to found Sigma Chi.
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. Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York of Westchester County is currently located on his former estate.