A Letter From The Publisher, Aug. 14, 1972

HE got only one or two bylines. He rarely traveled with campaign caravans or attended presidential press conferences. But for the past eight years, TIME'S Washington bureau would have been hard-pressed to operate without Edwin Goodpaster. As news editor and deputy bureau chief, Goodpaster was the executive officer, deploying the troops of the 23-man bureau. He also played copy editor, assignment maker, staff psychiatrist, and domestic-affairs counselor. When gas masks and helmets were needed for reporters covering the riots following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Goodpaster found them. Or Arctic underwear for reporters on their way to Greenland.

Goodpaster came to...

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