Claude Sitton

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Claude Sitton
BornClaude Fox Sitton
(1925-12-04)December 4, 1925
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
DiedMarch 10, 2015(2015-03-10) (aged 89)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
OccupationNewspaper reporter, editor
Alma materEmory University
Notable awardsPulitzer Prize for Commentary (1983)
Years active1950s – 1990s
Eva Whetstone (m. 1953–2015)
(his death)

Claude Fox Sitton (December 4, 1925 – March 10, 2015) was an American newspaper reporter and editor. He worked for The New York Times during the 1950s and 1960s, eventually becoming the paper's national editor. He served as editorial director of Raleigh News and Observer and Raleigh Times. Sitton won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1983.[1]

Sitton died in hospice care in Atlanta, Georgia, from congestive heart failure at the age of 89.[1] He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Eva Whetstone, and four children.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Claude Sitton, Times Reporter Lauded for Civil Rights Coverage, Dies at 89". The New York Times. 10 March 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)