Harlan Byrne, a longtime business journalist who worked for The Wall Street Journal and for Barron’s for 56 years, died earlier this week in suburban Chicago. He was 89.
Byrne was a graduate of the University of Missouri.
An obituary notice in the Chicago Sun-Times states, “He joined The Wall Street Journal as a reporter in the Dallas bureau in 1949, and subsequently served as bureau chief in Houston, Cleveland and Philadelphia, before being transferred to the Chicago bureau in 1961.
“In 1985, he became Midwest editor of Barron’s, also a Dow Jones publication, and continued writing until 2005. Harlan was nominated by The Wall Street Journal for the Top 100 Business News Luminaries of the Century Awards, the Gerald R. Loeb Award and a Pulitzer Prize in 1982.”
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