Prominent publisher with ties to Milwaukee passes away
NEW YORK, NY - Former Milwaukee Journal Sentinel obituary writer Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, who went out to become a prominent American publisher, passed away Saturday in New York.
Sulzberger was 86.
"Punch," as friends referred to him, spent over 30 years at the New York Times, during which time the paper published the Pentagon Papers, a secret government history of the Vietnam War.
He reportedly did so against legal advice that claimed he could go to jail if he published the papers.
Sulzberger retired from the New York Times in 1992 as the paper's circulation was reaching new highs.
Sulzberger was chairman and CEO of the Times Company and published of the New York Times.
In a statement released Saturday, Sulzberger's son, Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr. said, "Punch will be sorely missed by his family and his many friends, but we can take some comfort in the fact that his legacy and his abiding belief in the value of quality news and information will always be with us."