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The St. Louis Republic was a morning newspaper, based in St. Louis, Missouri. It was established in 1808 as the Missouri Gazette by Joseph Charless, an Irish immigrant. In 1820 the paper was renamed the Missouri Republican, eventually becoming known as the St. Louis Republic in 1888. After supporting the Whig Party, the paper became aligned with the Democratic Party. In the late 19th century, the Republic had the second largest circulation in St. Louis, surpassing papers that would survive it, such as the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the St. Louis Star-Times. Its final owner was David R. Francis, a prominent political figure. In 1919, after years of losses, Francis sold the Republic to the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, a longtime rival paper supportive of the Republican Party, which closed it.