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Carl C. Magee (January 1872 – February 1946) was an American lawyer and publisher. He also patented the first parking meter which was installed for use. He graduated from Upper Iowa University in 1896.
Magee founded the Magee's Independent in 1922, which would change its name to the New Mexico State Tribune in 1923 and to the Albuquerque Tribune in 1933. The Tribune became defunct in 2008. Magee was important in bringing the Teapot Dome Scandal to the fore.
Magee switched from Republican to Democrat and ran unsuccessfully for the United States Senate.
He is best known in journalism today for the E.W. Scripps Company motto, adopted from Dante for the Albuquerque Tribune and which is now carried by all Scripps chain newspapers: “Give Light and the People Will Find Their Own Way.”
In Fallout 3, Magee is mentioned as the inventor of the parking meter on a plaque in the Museum of Technology, making it a clear reference to the real world person. He, along with three other inventors, are described "some of the more overlooked American Inventors". They were depicted by the Contemporary Artist Lincoln Myers in a frame near the plaque, though unfortunately in 2277, the picture is no longer there.
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