NoW editor Cudlipp dies

The last of the high-achieving Cudlipp brothers has died at the age of 94.

Reginald
Cudlipp was editor of the News of the World from 1953 until 1959 at a
time when the paper’s circulation stood at 8.5 million.

He joined
the paper in 1938, served during World War II in the Far East, and then
rejoined the paper in 1946 as American correspondent.

After
leaving the News of the World he became a consultant and writer on
Japan and director of the Anglo- Japanese Economic Institute from
1961-1986. On his retirement he had completed 60 years in journalism,
57 as a member of the NUJ.

He died on 21 January at St.

Richard’s Hospital, Chichester, and leaves his wife of 60 years, Rachel.

Younger
brother Hugh was editor of the Sunday Pictorial and editor-in-chief of
the Daily Mirror during its most successful period. Elder brother Percy
was editor of the Evening Standard and the Daily Herald.

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