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September 29, 2012
Former New York Times publisher Arthur O. Sulzberger, who led the paper as its publisher for 29 years (between 1963 and 1992), and was the company’s chairman until 1997, has died. He was 86 years old. To give you an idea of his impact on the paper: He introduced the paper’s incredibly popular (and widely-imitated) feature sections, and also played a role in the paper’s deciding to print the Pentagon Papers in 1971. During this period, the paper grew to be one of the largest and most-well-regarded in the world. An important journalistic figure who will be missed.

Former New York Times publisher Arthur O. Sulzberger, who led the paper as its publisher for 29 years (between 1963 and 1992), and was the company’s chairman until 1997, has died. He was 86 years old. To give you an idea of his impact on the paper: He introduced the paper’s incredibly popular (and widely-imitated) feature sections, and also played a role in the paper’s deciding to print the Pentagon Papers in 1971. During this period, the paper grew to be one of the largest and most-well-regarded in the world. An important journalistic figure who will be missed.

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