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Dwight E. Sargent

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Dwight E. Sargent
BornDwight Emerson Sargent
(1917-04-03)April 3, 1917
Pembroke, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedApril 4, 2002(2002-04-04) (aged 85)
Alma materColby College
SpouseElaine (died 1993)

Dwight Emerson Sargent (April 3, 1917 – April 4, 2002) was an American journalist.[1][2]

Born in Pembroke, Massachusetts, he graduated in 1939 from Colby College and served in Europe with the United States Army during World War II.[1][2]

Sargent worked at The Portland Press Herald in Maine and The Standard-Times of New Bedford, Massachusetts, before becoming a longtime editorial writer for The New York Herald Tribune.[1][2]

He was a Nieman Fellow in 1951, studying local government. He was a curator for the Nieman Foundation for Journalism from 1964 to 1972. In 1978, he was appointed national editorial writer for Hearst Newspapers.[1]

Sargent died of throat cancer on April 4, 2002.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Dwight E. Sargent, 85, Foundation Curator". New York Times. April 12, 2002. Retrieved January 24, 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d "Founding member Dwight E. Sargent dies". The Masthead. June 22, 2002. Retrieved January 24, 2021 – via The Free Library.