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Tom Wicker, NF ’58, a political columnist for The New York Times for 25 years, died Nov. 25 at the age of 85 at his home near Rochester, Vermont. The only Times reporter riding in the presidential motorcade in Dallas on November 22, 1963, Wicker covered the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. He was named chief of the Times Washington bureau the following year and started writing a political column in 1966.

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