Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Hugh Sidey Dies

Iowa-Born Journalist Hugh Sidey Dies: "Iowa-Born Journalist Hugh Sidey Dies

DES MOINES -- Native Iowan High Sidey died of a heart attack in Paris.

Sidey was born in Greenfield, Iowa, in 1927 and grew up working on his father's weekly newspaper. After serving in World War II, Sidey obtained a journalism degree from Iowa State College, and worked for newspapers in Omaha, Neb., and Council Bluffs.

He then joined Time Magazine, where he wrote a column titled 'The Presidency' that ran for the past four decades. The columns, which were personal portraits of U.S. presidents, ended in 1996. Sidey was known for having unusual access to presidents, beginning with President John F. Kennedy, whom he interviewed during a White House swim. Sidey also served as Time's White House correspondent and its Washington Bureau Chief. He also wrote or contributed to seven books.

Hugh Sidey was 78 years old. "

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