The Press: New Boss for A.P.

Ending one tradition and renewing another, the Washington Star's Editor Benjamin M. McKelway last week became

1) the first nonpublisher to head the Associated Press in its log-year history, and

2) the second of its four presidents to come from the Star. Ben McKelway, 62, is a softspoken, square-faced North Carolinian who started on the strait-laced Star as a reporter in 1921, has been editor of the paper since 1946, and is a onetime president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors. He was elected by the A.P.'s 24-man board of directors to succeed...

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