William Thomas Stead Memorial: E91
b. Embleton, Northumberland, England• d. at sea on the Titanic, North Atlantic
Sculptor: Sir George Frampton R.A.
1860-1928 • England
Erected by American Friends and Admirers
One block north of Engineers’ Gate,
Located outside of Central Park is the memorial
plaque for British journalist, editor and
publisher William Thomas Stead. In London,
from 1883-1889 Stead edited the daily
journal the Pall Mall Gazette. In 1890 he
achieved fame when he founded the monthly
journal Review of Reviews. As editor and
publisher of the Review of Reviews, Stead’s
passions for noble causes such as child
welfare, social legislation and the reform of
England’s criminal codes graced the pages
of the periodical.
Stead’s life was tragically lost on the
British transatlantic liner Titanic when
the ship struck an iceberg and sank.