Sunday, November 27, 2011

Tom Wicker, N.Y. Times journalist, dies at 85

Tom Wicker, one of postwar America’s most distinguished journalists, who wrote 20 books, covered the assassination of President John F. Kennedy for The New York Times and became the paper’s Washington bureau chief and an iconoclastic political columnist for 25 years, died on Friday at his home near Rochester, Vt. He was 85. The cause was apparently a heart attack, said his wife, Pamela Wicker.
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