Myers, former Page One editor at WSJ, dies at 89
Henry F. Myers, remembered as one of the great Page One rewrite men during a 40-year Wall Street Journal career, died on Dec. 15 in Williamsburg, Virginia. He was 89.
A graduate of Princeton (B.A. in history, 1951) and the University of Maryland (M.A. in economics, 1957), Myers spent his career dedicated to journalism and was known for his dry sense of humor, editing skills, rapid turnaround time and voluminous output.
His first job was at the Lancaster New Era as a reporter and wire editor. When he joined the Journal, he worked in various roles: make-up editor, national copy desk, page one editor and columnist (the Outlook column, which ran on Page One).
Journal veterans remember Myers for saving many reporters with his sharp eye, especially good on economic articles, and for his gentle manner.
In 1979 he edited “Women at Work: How They’re Reshaping America,” a book based on articles that originally appeared in the Journal.