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Thursday, July 18, 2019
Washington Times Editor, Columnist Wesley Pruden Dies At 83 After Remarkable Six-Decade Career
Washington Times reports that editor and columnist Wesley Pruden has died.
Pruden would have wanted to spend his final hours at his keyboard, deftly
deflating the pompous, entitled and arrogant of the political establishment,
and he came awfully close.
venerable Washington Times editor, columnist and journalism institution was
found dead Wednesday morning at his home, after putting in a full day Tuesday
at the newsroom on New York Avenue in Northeast D.C., where he had worked since
1982, four months after the newspaper’s founding.
He was 83.
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