Ray Dick Dies; Editor at Washington Star; September 21, 1999

Raymond G. Dick, 73, a former editor with the now-defunct Washington Star and editor of Nation's Cities Weekly, died after a long illness Sept. 21 in Austin, Texas.
Mr. Dick was a native of Lawrence, Mass. He spent most of his professional career as a journalist in Washington. He joined the Washington Evening Star in 1967 as a copy editor and over the next 10 years, he served as copy-desk chief, assistant news editor and assistant managing editor.
He was active in the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild, serving as president in 1969. Attribution: The Washington Times (Washington, DC) | September 23, 1999

The former editor of Nation's Cities Weekly, Raymond G. Dick, died of pancreatic cancer last week at the age of 73. Dick had joined the NLC staff as managing editor in 1982, the second person to hold that post, and retired 10 years later as editor of The Weekly.

Before coming to NLC he had built a distinguished career in journalism, spanning some 30 years. He got his start at the Worcester Evening Gazette in his native Massachusetts, and in 1964 moved to the Washington, D.C. area where he worked first as copy editor for the Baltimore Sun and then for The …

Attribution: Nation's Cities Weekly | September 27, 1999 | Ryder, Julianne Ryan

Raymond G. Dick, 73, a former assistant managing editor of the Washington Star and editor of Nation's Cities Weekly, the newspaper of the National League of Cities, died of pancreatic cancer Sept. 21 at the home of his daughter in Austin. He moved from Fort Washington to Bradenton, Fla., in 1993.
Mr. Dick was a native of Lawrence, Mass., who worked for much of his career in Washington. He was a graduate of Worcester Junior College and Boston University. He served in the Navy in Puerto Rico during World War II, after studying drumming at Navy music school.

Attribution: The Washington Post | September 23, 1999

"Managing Editor Raymond G. Dick retired last week after nearly 10 years at the helm of NLC's newspaper, Nation's Cities Weekly.

At a retirement luncheon in his honor, Dick, who spent more than 30 years in the newspaper business before joining NLC in 1982, told co-workers that he has had four love affairs in his life: one with his wife of 42 years, Marilyn; two with newspapers--the Worcester Evening Gazette where he learned the business and the Washington Star where he worked for 16 years--and one with the National League of Cities and Nation's Cities Weekly." 

 Attribution: Nation's Cities Weekly  | January 13, 1992  | Becker, Christine 

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