Press: McLean for Noyes

In 1900, Frank Brett Noyes, publisher of the Washington Star, was elected president of the Associated Press. Each year since then, Mr. Noyes has been unanimously reelected. This week, nearing the age of 75, he retired. As head of a news-gathering agency whose 1,400 newspaper members make it one of the two greatest in the world, Frank Noyes for 38 years had carefully avoided expressing opinions on public questions. "Circumstances compel me to be an intellectual eunuch," he explained.

To succeed the aged, conservative publisher of the enormously wealthy, faintly stodgy Washington Star...

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