Afterword

News, notes and follow-ups

« Previous Post | Afterword Home | Next Post »

One year ago: Herbert G. Klein

Klein Herbert G. Klein made his career in two often competing worlds: journalism and politics. The longtime San Diego resident and USC graduate started out as a political reporter but went on to become press secretary for President Richard Nixon and the first White House director of communications. He died one year ago Friday.

"Journalism has been my profession, and politics have been an avocation," Klein said on the occasion of his retirement in 2003.

It was as a special correspondent for Copley that Klein covered Nixon's 1946 run for Congress, getting a taste for the interaction between politicians and the press. He quit his newspaper positions to serve as press secretary for Nixon's failed campaigns for the White House against John F. Kennedy in 1960 and for the California governorship in 1962. Klein was still there when Nixon finally won the presidency six years later.

Klein parted ways with the president he had supported for three decades a year before Nixon's 1974 resignation, settling into his longtime role as editor of Copley Newspapers.

For more, read Herbert Klein's obituary by The Times.

-- Michael Farr

Photo: Herbert G. Klein. Credit: Alexander Gallardo / Los Angeles Times

 
Post a comment
If you are under 13 years of age you may read this message board, but you may not participate.
Here are the full legal terms you agree to by using this comment form.

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until they've been approved.

If you have a TypeKey or TypePad account, please Sign In





Comments (0)

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.


Connect

Recommended on Facebook


Advertisement

In Case You Missed It...

Profiles of military personnel killed in Iraq
and Afghanistan.







Archives
 

Lives in Pictures »



Search Paid Obituaries »

First Name
Last Name
Powered by Legacy.com ©

Yesterday's Obituaries