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(September 23, 1909-January 25, 1993) Born Edwin Wentworth Kenworthy in Attleboro, Massachusetts. Earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Oberlin College. Taught English at Indiana University. Worked for the Office of War Information during World War II; after the war wrote editorials for Baltimore Evening Sun, served as information officer for the U.S. Embassy in London, and was a correspondent for Reporter magazine. From 1949 to 1950 was executive secretary of the Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Services (1949-50); published 1951 report "The Case Against Army Segregation." Contributed regular articles as freelance writer for "Week in Review" section of New York Times (1950-57). Became a full-time staffer at Times Washington bureau in 1957, remaining with paper until his retirement in 1977; reported mainly on Washington politics and the environment. Died in Washington, D.C.