One of the more storied journalists to work for both TIME and LIFE magazines, Robert Ajemian died Sept. 24 at 85. He played many roles, including assistant managing editor for LIFE and Washington bureau chief and national political correspondent for TIME. His subjects ranged from Mario Cuomo to the zealotry of Irish Republican Army prisoners. Ajemian once told an interviewer that "When you illuminate, you must probe and take chances to make a judgment." The risks he took helped make TIME a better magazine.