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Elbert Clifton Daniel, Jr. (September 19, 1912 – February 21, 2000) was the managing editor of The New York Times from 1964 to 1969.[1] Before assuming the top editorial job at the paper, he served as the paper's London and Moscow bureau chief.

Clifton Daniel
Born
Elbert Clifton Daniel, Jr.

(1912-09-19)September 19, 1912
DiedFebruary 21, 2000(2000-02-21) (aged 87)
Manhattan, New York, United States
OccupationThe New York Times managing editor
Spouse(s)Margaret Truman (1956–2000, his death)
Children4, including Clifton Truman Daniel
RelativesHarry S. Truman (father-in-law)
Bess Truman (mother-in-law)

Clifton Daniel was married to former United States President Harry S Truman's daughter, Margaret. They married on April 21, 1956 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Independence, Missouri. The couple reared four sons and resided in Washington D.C., and New York City during their marriage.

BiographyEdit

Daniel was born to Elbert Clifton Daniel Sr., the mayor and druggist of Zebulon, North Carolina, and Elvah T. Jones Daniel[2] in 1912. Having heart disease, Clifton Daniel suffered a stroke and succumbed on February 21, 2000 at his Park Avenue apartment in Manhattan, aged 87.[3]

He and his wife Margaret, who died in January 2008, had four sons. His 41-year-old son William Wallace Daniel followed his father in death a little over six months later on September 4, 2000, after being hit by a taxicab in Manhattan.[4]

Daniel appeared as a contestant on the July 15, 1956 episode of What's My Line?,[5] and as a guest panelist on the June 16, 1957, episode [6]

References[5]Edit

  1. ^ Bob Callan (2 Sep 1964). "Our World Today". The Irving Daily News Texan. Irving, Texas. p. 1. Retrieved 23 June 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ Pace, Eric (February 22, 2000). "Clifton Daniel, a Managing Editor Who Set a Writerly, Courtly Tone In Shaping The Times, Dies at 87". The New York Times. p. 3. Retrieved April 5, 2015.
  3. ^ Pace, Eric (February 22, 2000). "Clifton Daniel, a Managing Editor Who Set a Writerly, Courtly Tone In Shaping The Times, Dies at 87". The New York Times. p. 1. Retrieved April 5, 2015.
  4. ^ "Hit by Cab, a Grandson of Harry Truman dies". The New York Times. September 6, 2000. Retrieved May 31, 2013.
  5. ^ a b What's My Line? (2013-12-21), What's My Line? - Ted Lewis; Jack E. Leonard & Margaret Truman [panel] (Jul 15, 1956), retrieved 2017-05-14
  6. ^ What's My Line? - Peggy Lee; Clifton Daniel (panel) (Jun 16, 1957)

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