Arthur Ochs Sulzberger

Arthur Ochs "Punch" Sulzberger (b. February 5, 1926 New York City) to a prominent Jewish media and publishing family, is himself an American publisher and businessman. He succeeded his father, Arthur Hays Sulzberger, and maternal grandfather as publisher and chairman of the "New York Times" in 1963, passing the positions to his son Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. in 1992.

Sulzberger enlisted into the United States Marine Corps during World War II serving from 1944 to 1946, in the Pacific Theater. He earned a B.A. degree in English and History in 1951 at Columbia University. Upon graduation, he was recalled to active duty (he was in the Marine Corps Reserve) because of the Korean War. Following completion of officer training, he saw duty in Korea and then in Washington, D.C., before being inactivated.

He became publisher of The Times in 1963, after the death of his brother-in-law, Orvil Dryfoos. In the 1960s Sulzberger built a large news-gathering staff at The Times, and was publisher when the newspaper won a Pulitzer Prize in 1972 for publishing The Pentagon Papers.

He is the son of Arthur Hays Sulzberger, a previous publisher of "The New York Times". His son Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. succeeded him as the newspaper's publisher in 1992. Sulzberger remained chairman of The New York Times Company until October 1997.

In 2005, the Newspaper Association of America (NAA) honored Sulzberger with the Katharine Graham Lifetime Achievement Award.

Quotes about Sulzberger

* "Eventually, Sulzberger, then in London, rejecting the views of some of his colleagues in senior management as well as the dire warnings of his outside counsel, made the call to accept the risks of publication rather than those of silence. On Sunday, June 13, [1971] , the "Times" published the first in a series of seven articles about the Pentagon Papers. In retrospect, the decision may seem obvious, but it was by no means an easy one at the time, and it remains one for which Sulzberger deserves enormous credit." Floyd Abrams. [Floyd Abrams, "Speaking Freely", published by Viking Press (2005), Page 12.]

Notes

* "Behind the Times: Inside the New New York Times", by Edwin Diamond. Villard Books.
* "The Trust: The Private and Powerful Family Behind The New York Times," by Alex S. Jones, Susan E. Tifft. Back Bay Books (2000), ISBN 0-316-83631-1.

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*John Bertram Oakes


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