|Born||Elbert Clifton Daniel Jr.
September 19, 1912
Zebulon, North Carolina, United States
|Died||February 21, 2000
Manhattan, New York, United States
|Occupation||New York Times managing editor|
(1956-2000, his death)
|Children||Clifton Truman Daniel
William Wallace Daniel
Harrison Gates Daniel
Thomas Washington Daniel
|Relatives||Elbert Clifton Daniel, Sr. (father)
Elvah T. Jones (mother)
Harry S. Truman (father-in-law)
Bess Truman (mother-in-law)
Elbert Clifton Daniel Jr. (September 19, 1912 – February 21, 2000) was managing editor of the New York Times from 1964 to 1969. Before assuming the top editorial job at the paper, he served as the paper's London and Moscow bureau chief.
Clifton Daniel was married to former United States President Harry S Truman's daughter, Margaret. They married on April 21, 1956 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Independence, Missouri. The couple reared four sons and resided in Washington D.C., and New York City during their marriage.
Daniel was born to Elbert Clifton Daniel Sr., the mayor and druggist of Zebulon, North Carolina, and Elvah Jones Daniel in 1912. Having had heart disease, Clifton Daniel suffered a stroke and succumbed on February 21, 2000 at his Park Avenue apartment in Manhattan, aged 87.
He was survived by his wife Margaret, who died in January 2008, and his four sons. His 41-year-old son William Wallace Daniel followed his father in death a little over six months later on September 4, 2000, after being hit by a taxicab in Manhattan.
- Pace, Eric (February 22, 2000). "Clifton Daniel, a Managing Editor Who Set a Writerly, Courtly Tone In Shaping The Times, Dies at 87". New York Times. p. 3. Retrieved April 5, 2015.
- Pace, Eric (February 22, 2000). "Clifton Daniel, a Managing Editor Who Set a Writerly, Courtly Tone In Shaping The Times, Dies at 87". New York Times. p. 1. Retrieved April 5, 2015.
- "Hit by Cab, a Grandson of Harry Truman dies". The New York Times. September 6, 2000. Retrieved May 31, 2013.
- Oral History Interview with E. Clifton Daniel - The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
- Obituary of Clifton Daniel - The New York Times
- Clifton Daniel at Find a Grave
- A film clip "The Open Mind - About the Presidency (1984)" is available for free download at the Internet Archive
- Clifton Daniel papers, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library.