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Former Arkansas Gazette Publisher Dies

MAY 30, 2006 - Posted at 7:54 a.m. CST

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Hugh Patterson, who was publisher of the Arkansas Gazette from 1948 until 1986, has died.  He was 91.

Patterson led the paper through the Central High School desegregation crisis in Little Rock and remained its leader until it was bought out by Gannett Company.

The newspaper won two Pulitzer Prizes in 1958, one for news coverage of Central High and the other for editorial writing on the crisis. 

Patterson came to the Gazette with experience in commercial printing, and he employed financial controls that were new to the newspaper.  Patterson's accounting method caught on, and major newspapers around the country adopted his system.

Under Patterson, the Gazette grew to add a greater amount of news and he added stock tables, color comics and other features.  He is also remembered for investing profits back into the newspaper.

Patterson died Monday.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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