Raum, former AP economics reporter, dies at 74
Tom Raum, a former economics reporter for the Associated Press, died Friday at the age of 74 after a brain injury.
Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar of the AP writes, “He also spent time on the economics beat, including covering the Great Recession, which began in December 2007 when George W. Bush was president and officially ended in June 2009 during President Barack Obama’s first term.
“In the newsroom, he was known for helping junior colleagues wrestling with issues like the federal deficit.
“‘He was so versatile,’ said Terence Hunt, former deputy bureau chief in Washington. ‘He could do everything, effortlessly, and he was a nice, graceful writer.’
“Raum also was an avid sailor, said Jim Drinkard, a former AP Washington editor and reporter. ‘He was a good skipper, patient with people who didn’t know how to sail.'”
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