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Former WSJ banking editor dies

November 12, 2009

H. Lee Silberman, the former banking editor of The Wall Street Journal and Wall Street correspondent for The Economist, died last week at the age of 90 in North Carolina.

An obituary in the Clayton News-Star noted, “Silberman’s first love, however, was newspapers, a passion he pursued from the time he was editor of the Daily Cardinal student newspaper at the University of Wisconsin.

“After graduating, he landed his first job as a cub reporter for The Bayonne Times in Hudson County, N.J. He also worked for The Wichita (Kansas) Eagle and was copy editor at Acme Newsphotos in Chicago. In 1955, he began a 13-year career at The Wall Street Journal.

“Later, he was editor-in-chief of Finance Magazine and was the Wall Street correspondent for the Economist magazine of London. He was a member of the New York Financial Writer’s Association and the Deadline Club of the Society of Professional Journalists.

“Silberman’s work was also published in The New York Times, Barron’s magazine and Harvard Business Review. He received the prestigious Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism in 1965 for an article he wrote for the Harvard Business Review.”

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