- Anthony Day
Anthony Day (
May 12, 1933– September 2, 2007) was an American journalistand former editorial pageeditor for the Los Angeles Times. cite news |first=|last=|title= Anthony Day |url=http://www.newsvine.com/_news/2007/09/04/941515-obituaries-in-the-news|work= Associated Press|publisher= Newsvine.com|date=2007-09-04 |accessdate=2007-09-24]
Anthony Day was born in
Miami, Florida, on May 12, 1933. His father, Price Day, worked as a foreign correspondentfor the Baltimore Sun, earning him a Pulitzer Prizein 1949. Anthony Price had three younger brothers, all of whom also became journalists.
Day graduated from
Harvard University. He served two years in the U.S. Armyfollowing graduation.
Anthony Day's career in
journalismbegan at the Philadelphia Bulletin. He began working at the paper in 1957. He was eventually promoted to the paper's Washington D.C. bureauchief.
Day was hired by the
Los Angeles Timesas the chief editorialwriter in 1969. He eventually rose to become the editorial page editor, as position he held from 1971 until 1989.Citation | last1 = McIntire | first1 = Mike | title = Anthony Day, 74, Editorial Page Editor, Is Dead | newspaper = New York Times | date = 2007-09-04| year = 2007 | url=http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/04/us/04day.html] Day continued to work part time for the Times as a contributor to the book reviewsection after his official retirement, keeping his name on the paper's byline. He also continued to edit a regular columnby former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
On the day after Day's death Henry Kissinger said of him, "Although he was a constant critic of the policies of the administrations in which I served, I always considered him a critic of exemplary fairness, ability and honesty."
Anthony Day died of
emphysemaon September 2, 2007 at St. Vincent Regional Medical Centerin Santa Fe, New Mexico. He survived by his wife, Lynn.
* [http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-day4sep04,0,3860929.story?coll=la-home-obituaries Los Angeles Times: Anthony Day, pivotal editorial page editor of The Times, dies at 74]
* [http://opinion.latimes.com/opinionla/2007/09/tony-day-rip.html Opinion L.A.: Tony Day, RIP]
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