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Statement on the Death of Walter Lippmann.

December 14, 1974

WITH the death of Walter Lippmann, we have lost a great American. As a newsman, political analyst, and author, Walter Lippmann played a major role for more than half a century in the development of public dialog and in shaping a new standard of journalism.

Mr. Lippmann's contributions to the good society which he envisioned for his country will long be remembered.

Note: Mr. Lippmann, 85, died in New York City. He wrote a nationally syndicated newspaper column, Today and Tomorrow, from 1931 to 1967, for which he received Pulitzer Prizes in 1958 and 1962. The statement was released at Martinique, French West Indies.

Gerald R. Ford, Statement on the Death of Walter Lippmann. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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