- Associated Press - Monday, March 9, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A former publisher of the Tallahassee Democrat has died.

The paper reported Monday (https://on.tdo.com/1A7WX7o ) that Gus Harwell died Friday in Port Orange. He was 85.

Harwell was publisher of the Democrat from 1973 to 1981. He then became Knight-Ridder’s vice president of operations for small and mid-size papers. He retired in 1995.

Harwell was a native of Tupelo, Mississippi, and was a graduate of the University of Missouri.

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Information from: Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat, https://www.tdo.com

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