C. Belmont Faries - Washington Star News Editor - January 19, 1998

C. Belmont Faries, 85, a retired Washington Star news editor who for 26 years wrote the newspaper's popular Sunday stamp column, died of complications from pneumonia Jan. 19 at a health and rehabilitation facility in Livingston, Mont. He had been in declining health since a series of strokes began in 1990.

C. Belmont Faries, C'35, Livingston, Mont., a retired news editor for The Washington Star who for 26 years wrote its Sunday stamp column; January 19. Beyond his stamp column, he also wrote about medals and rare coins, and briefly, was a White House correspondent. His stamp column led to his appointment to the U.S. Postal Service's Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee, which reviews and recommends stamp subjects. After serving as its chair for 15 years, he retired in 1992.

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Attribution: Washington Post, The Pennsylvania Gazette, Stamps.org

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