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About Worth Bingham

Worth Bingham, who died at the age of 34, had proved his potential as a journalist and might well have become one of the nation's outstanding editor-publishers.

A 1954 graduate of Harvard College, he served three years as a Navy Officer before working as a reporter, first in Minneapolis and then in San Francisco.

He joined the Washington bureau of the Louisville Courier Journal and Times in 1961, where his reporting included, among other things, a series on "Our Costly Congress," which was widely reprinted and earned him a Headliner Award of the National Headliner Club.

After two years in the paper's Washington bureau, he returned to Louisville to join the executive staff, and became assistant to the publisher. Married, with two children, he was also active in numerous civic endeavors at the time of his death in an accident on Nantucket Island in 1966.