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This March 2, 1973 file photo shows New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger in his office in New York. Sulzberger has died at age 86. He had retired in 1992 after three decades at the paper's helm and was succeeded by his son, Arthur Jr.

Former NY Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger dies at 86

Former New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, who led the newspaper to new levels of influence and profit amid some of the most significant moments in 20th-century journalism, died Saturday. He was 86.

In this 1992 photo, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger poses
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In this 1992 photo, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger poses for a photo in the New York Times boardroom beneath a picture of Arthur Ochs, in New York. In 1896, Ochs acquired control of the New York Times.He had retired in 1992 after three decades at the paper's helm and was succeeded by his son, Arthur Jr.

This July 1, 1971 file photo shows former
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This July 1, 1971 file photo shows former New York Times president and publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, center, smiling at a news conference in New York, regarding the supreme court ruling permitting the Times to continue it's series of articles based on secret pentagon papers about U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Sulzberger has died at age 86. He had retired in 1992 after three decades at the paper's helm and was succeeded by his son, Arthur Jr.

This July 20, 1977 file photo shows New
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This July 20, 1977 file photo shows New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger in his office in New York. Sulzberger has died at age 86. He had retired in 1992 after three decades at the paper's helm and was succeeded by his son, Arthur Jr.

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This March 2, 1973 file photo shows New
(Credit: AP )

This March 2, 1973 file photo shows New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger in his office in New York. Sulzberger has died at age 86. He had retired in 1992 after three decades at the paper's helm and was succeeded by his son, Arthur Jr.

This March 2, 1973 file photo shows New
(Credit: AP )

This March 2, 1973 file photo shows New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger in his office in New York. Sulzberger has died at age 86. The newspaper reports that his family says Sulzberger died on Sept. 29, 2012, at his home in Southampton, after a long illness. He had retired in 1992 after three decades at the paper's helm and was succeeded by his son, Arthur Jr.

This March 2, 1973 file photo shows New
(Credit: AP )

This March 2, 1973 file photo shows New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger in his office in New York. Sulzberger has died at age 86. He had retired in 1992 after three decades at the paper's helm and was succeeded by his son, Arthur Jr.

In this May 26, 1992 file photo, Paris
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In this May 26, 1992 file photo, Paris Mayor Jacques Chirac is standing by Washington Post Company President Katharine Graham, left, and New York Times Company President Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, after awarding them the Paris City Medal, in Paris. Sulzberger has died at age 86. He had retired in 1992 after three decades at the paper's helm and was succeeded by his son, Arthur Jr. (AP Photo/Jose Goita)

Allison Cowles and Arthur Sulzberger Sr. attend a
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Allison Cowles and Arthur Sulzberger Sr. attend a party at the Frederick P. Rose Hall. (August 30, 2004)

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