Catledge, Turner

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Turner Catledge (kăt´lĬj), 1901–83, American newspaperman, b. Ackerman, Miss. He worked for several southern newspapers before being hired by the New York Times in 1929. He became a political reporter, eventually heading the Times's Washington bureau. He was made managing editor, and later executive editor, and in 1968 became vice president of the New York Times Company. He semiretired in 1970, remaining a member of the board of directors of the Times until his death.

See his autobiography, My Life and Times (1971).