Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Washington Times editor, columnist Wesley Pruden dies at 83 after remarkable six-decade career

Washington Times Editor In Chief Wesley Pruden. ( Maya Alleruzzo / The Washington Times )

Wesley Pruden would have wanted to spend his final hours at his keyboard, deftly deflating the pompous, entitled and arrogant of the political establishment, and he came awfully close. The venerable Washington Times editor, columnist and journalism institution was found dead Wednesday morning at his home, after putting in a full day Tuesday at the newsroom on New York Avenue in Northeast D.C., where he had worked since 1982, four months after the newspaper’s founding. He was 83.

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