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Newsman Harry Press dies

Harry Press

Harry Press, who worked as a reporter and editor at several newspapers and went on to start Stanford’s alumni newspaper and serve as associate editor at the Stanford News Service, died Feb. 6 in Palo Alto at age 93.

According to an obit from Stanford, he was the managing director of the university’s Professional Journalism Fellowships (PJF) Program.
Harry Press’ son, Tony, told the Stanford News Service that the last few weeks had been hard on his father and all of the family after the recent death of his daughter Lindi Press.

Press graduated from Stanford in 1939 and worked on the Anaheim Bulletin, Palo Alto Times, SanFrancisco News, where he was city editor, and San Francisco News–Call Bulletin.
Here’s the Chronicle’s obit. (Photo credit: Chuck Painter, Stanford News Service)

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