|JOURNALIST, NEWSPAPER EDITOR (CANADA)|
BORN 2 May 1922, Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario - DIED 10 May 2006, New York City, New York: Manhattan|
BIRTH NAME Rosenthal, Abraham Michael
CAUSE OF DEATH stroke (consequences of)
GRAVE LOCATION Hastings-on-Hudson, New York: Westchester Hills Cemetery, 400 Saw Mill River Road
Son of a fur trapper. Abe Rosenthal moved with his family from Canada to The Bronx, New York City when he was a still small boy. At City College he edited the campus newspaper and soon he became a correspondent for "The New York Times". He worked for the paper as a foreign correspondent in India, Poland, Switzerland and Japan. In 1960 he received the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting.
In 1963 he returned to New York and in 1969 he became the managing editor of "The New York Times". He held this position until 1977. From 1977 to 1988 he was executive editor for the same paper. After that he contiunued as a columnist and from 1999 to 2004 he authored a column for the "New York Daily News". At the time of his death he was writing a book about Mahatma Ghandi.
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