Robert Clark, former Courier-Journal editor, dies

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Robert Phillips "Bob" Clark, a longtime Kentucky journalist who was executive editor of The Courier-Journal and president of the Associated Press Managing Editors Association, has died. He was 91.

According to his obituary from Johnson-Romito Funeral Home, Clark died Feb. 28 at Laurel Lake Retirement Community in Hudson, Ohio.

Clark began his journalism career as a reporter at The Messenger-Inquirer in Owensboro. In 1949, he began a 30-year career with The Courier-Journal and The Louisville Times. During his tenure, the newspapers won three Pulitzer Prizes.

He later became editor at The Florida Times-Union and Jacksonville Journal and vice president-news of Harte-Hanks Newspapers in San Antonio, Texas.

He was APME president in 1974-1975 and president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors in 1985-86.

A memorial service was held March 3.


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