By Mark B. Smith-McGill By Mark Smith-McCGillThe New York Times: New York – September 11, 2018, 2:15 p.m.
EDTNew York Times editor and columnist John L. Fletcher Jr. died Saturday, according to a statement from the paper’s publisher.
He was 91.
The cause was pneumonia, the paper said.
Fletcher, who had been at the Times for nearly 40 years, was a longtime critic of the paper, and had been editor-in-chief since 2003.
In addition to his work at the paper in New York, he had written several books, including The Man Who Said No, a biography of President Theodore Roosevelt.
Fellow Times columnist George Gershwin died last month at 88.
Fernandons son, John Fletcher Sr., also died in August, his son, Fletcher Jr., confirmed in a telephone interview.
He also confirmed that John Fletcher Jr.’s brother, John Michael, died in 2005.
The elder Fletcher Sr. was the former publisher of the Times and editor-at-large of the magazine.FLETCHERS NEW BOOKS, ‘THE MAN WHO SAID NO’ The Man who said no to war, with John Fletcher’s children on the coverThe New Yorker: New Yorker Magazine: New Haven, Conn.
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The New Yorker is pleased to present a special collection of articles from the collection titled, The Man in the Moon: The New York Review of Books edited by John L Fletcher Jr.: A New York Year, 1914-1918.
(The book is available in print, online and at bookstores.
The book was published in October 2018 and is available online.
The collection includes essays by Fletcher, editor of the New Yorker and a columnist for the magazine, and by former New York City mayor Fiorello LaGuardia.FREAKFISH FOREIGN, ‘FIVE YEARS’ The Five Years War: The Last of the First World Wars (1942-1945) by John J. Fletcher (1956).
(Public Domain)FREAKING NEWS, ‘STAGE DRAWING FOR THE INTERNET’ The story of the early years of the Internet: The story behind the early days of the World Wide Web (1953).