The Press: Man Who Took Richmond

When scholarly Douglas Southall (Lee's Lieutenants) Freeman retired two years ago as editor of the Richmond News Leader (circ. 99,200), he put a bug in his boss's ear. Freeman advised Publisher David Tennant Bryan to keep an eye on James Jackson Kilpatrick Jr., Freeman's brash, up & coming lieutenant from Oklahoma, who "in five years got to know more people in Richmond than many natives know in 40 years." Last week 30-year-old "Kilpo" Kilpatrick* moved into Freeman's old job as editor, in charge of the paper's editorial page.

Kilpo went straight to the News Leader from the University of Missouri's School of...

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