Newbold Noyes Jr., who as editor of The Washington Evening Star from 1963 to 1975 was the last member of four generations of his family to lead the newspaper, died yesterday in Sorrento, Me. He was 79. The Noyes family co-owned The Star from 1867 to 1975, when control of its parent company was sold to Joe L. Allbritton, a Houston businessman. The paper ceased publication in 1981.
Mr. Noyes's great-grandfather, Crosby S. Noyes, joined The Star as a reporter soon after its founding in 1852 and bought a one-third interest in the paper. Frank B. Noyes, his grandfather, served as president of The Star and was one of the founders of The Associated Press, and Newbold Noyes Sr. served as associate editor of the paper.
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