Austin Kiplinger, journalist and publisher, dies at 97

Nov 21, 2015 3:34 PM by News Staff

WASHINGTON (AP) - Austin Kiplinger, the longtime chairman and editor-in-chief of a financial publishing company that bore his name, has died. He was 97.

His son, Knight Kiplinger, says Kiplinger died Friday at a hospice in Rockville, Maryland. He says the cause of death was brain cancer, most likely a melanoma that had spread to his brain.

A prominent figure in Washington journalism, Kiplinger led the publishing company founded by his father for nearly 35 years. Before taking over Kiplinger Washington Editors Inc., he worked as a newspaper, radio and television reporter. The company publishes newsletters and magazines on personal finance and business.

Kiplinger's professional journalism career began at age 18 while a student at Cornell University. He served as a Navy pilot in the South Pacific during World War II.

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