- The Washington Times - Monday, April 20, 2009

NEW YORK (AP) - Whitelaw Reid, a publishing family scion who headed the former New York Herald Tribune, has died. He was 95.

Former Rep. Ogden R. Reid says his brother died of complications of lung and heart failure Saturday at While Plains Hospital Center. Whitelaw Reid lived in Bedford Hills.

Reid joined The Herald Tribune in 1938 and became a reporter in the paper’s London bureau. He filed eyewitness accounts of the London blitz and the German shelling of Dover.

He became the paper’s editor in 1947 and its chairman in 1955.

The Reid family sold control of the paper in 1958 to John Hay Whitney. It struggled through a series of strikes and in 1966 merged with other troubled papers to become The World Journal Tribune, which folded in 1967.

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