Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Eugene Patterson, former editor of The Atlanta Constitution (now The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) and the St. Petersburg Times (now the Tampa Bay Times), died Saturday, Jan. 12, of complications from cancer. He was 89.
Patterson was a champion for civil rights and will be remembered for his journalism excellence, his storytelling ability and his editorial leadership. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1967 for his editorials supporting civil rights.
Patterson, who served in the Army during World War II, will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.
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