A Letter From The Publisher: Jul. 8, 1966

WE take the occasion this week -" to pay tribute to a man whose name has appeared on this page for 27 years, and who during that time made an incalculable contribution to what was printed in the pages of TIME—and thereby to U.S. journalism. After serving as reporter, writer, senior editor, managing editor and editor of TIME, Roy Alexander last week, at 67, retired.

His eleven years as managing editor, the key editorial post on TIME, from 1949 to 1960, add up to the longest period anyone has held that demanding...

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