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April 22, 2009


Scion of publishing family

Whitelaw Reid, scion of a prominent publishing family and groomed heir to the New York Herald Tribune, died Saturday of complications from lung and heart failure at White Plains Hospital Center in White Plains, N.Y.

Mr. Reid was the grandson of Whitelaw Reid, who succeeded Horace Greeley, former ambassador to Great Britain and France, and owner and editor of the New York Tribune in the 1870s.

Mr. Reid's father was Ogden Mills Reid, who merged The Tribune and The Herald in 1924 and was for many years editor and publisher of the paper and its European edition, known as the Paris Herald, now The International Herald Tribune and owned by The New York Times Co.

From 1953 to 1955, Mr. Reid was editor and president of the Herald Tribune, and from 1955 to 1958 was chairman.

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