- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 31, 2007

Joseph Jamieson, 101, AP photographer

Joseph D. Jamieson, an Associated Press photographer for 43 years, died May 20 of pneumonia in Rockville. He was 101.

Mr. Jamieson was best known for his coverage of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s White House, the veterans’ Bonus Marches of 1932 and the 1937 Mississippi River flood.

His photo career began when, as a 17-year-old copy boy for The Washington Post, he was the only one in the newsroom when a fire call came in. He rushed to the scene with a camera and took the first of many sports and feature photographs.

His work for The Post included a front-page photo of formally dressed mourners praying outside Woodrow Wilson’s home shortly before the former president’s death was announced.

After joining the AP in 1928, Mr. Jamieson covered the Coolidge, Hoover and Roosevelt administrations, traveling more than 50,000 miles a year by train with Mr. Roosevelt. He also enjoyed covering the national spelling bee every year.

He later became a photo assignment editor, directing coverage of inaugurations and the funeral of President Kennedy. He retired in 1971.

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