Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Judith Sulzberger of NYT's family dies at 87

Judith P. Sulzberger, a physician and member of the family that controls The New York Times, has died at age 87. Sulzberger died Monday at home in Manhattan, the newspaper reported Tuesday. The cause of her death wasn't disclosed, The Associated Press reported. Sulzberger was the granddaughter of Adolph S. Ochs, who bought the newspaper in 1896. Her father, Arthur Hays Sulzberger, and brother, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, were publishers of the Times. Her nephew Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. is the current publisher. Judith Sulzberger served on the Times' board of directors from 1974 to 2000 and was a principal owner of the company under a trust, the newspaper said.

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