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(December 4, 1925- ) Born Claude Fox Sitton in Atlanta, Georgia. Served in U.S. Navy in the Pacific, 1943-46. Graduated from Emory University in 1949. After college worked as a wire service reporter, first for International News Service (1949-50), and then United Press (1950-55). After two years as United States Information Officer in Accra, Ghana (1955-57), joined New York Times staff as chief southern correspondent; reported widely on civil rights movement (1958-64). From 1964 to 1968 was New York Times national news director. Became editorial director of Raleigh News and Observer and Raleigh Times in 1968; also served as editor of News and Observer and vice-president of News and Observer publishing company from 1970 until retirement in 1990. Taught at Emory University from 1991 to 1994, and was a member of Board of Counselors of Emory's Oxford College (1993-2001). Won Pulitzer Prize for commentary (1983), George Polk career award (1991), and John Chancellor Award for excellence in journalism (2000). Lives in Oxford, Georgia.