Other Notable Deaths

OTHER NOTABLE DEATHS

August 22, 2009

ALAN L. OTTEN, 88

Wall Street Journal bureau chief

Alan L. Otten, a former Washington bureau chief of the Wall Street Journal who was widely regarded as one of the outstanding political reporters of his era, died Aug. 10 at the Sunrise assisted-living center in Washington of vascular disease.

During his 44 years with the Journal, Mr. Otten covered seven presidential campaigns, starting with Dwight D. Eisenhower's first run in 1952. In addition to reporting on congressional, state and local elections, he headed the Journal's Washington bureau from 1968 to 1973.

He retired in 1990.

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