Photo by: George Tames

In this Sept. 13, 1963 photo, former New York Times reporter Tom Wicker stands in front of the White House in Washington. Wicker, who covered President John F. Kennedy’s assassination for the Times, went on to serve as the paper's Washington bureau chief and columnist has died at his home in Rochester, Vt. He was 85. (AP Photo/The New York Times, George Tames