Nation: HENRY R. LUCE: End of a Pilgrimage

"As a journalist," he once said, "I am — in command of a small sector in the very front trenches of this battle for freedom." For Henry Robinson Luce, the battle ended last week. On the 44th anniversary of TIME's first issue, America's greatest maker of magazines died in Phoenix of a coronary occlusion. He was 68.

Between the founding of TIME and the day that its 2,295th issue appeared on the newsstands, Henry Luce built the world's largest, most influential publishing enterprise.* "The magazines that bear his...

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