Burt Hoffman, Deputy Managing Editor; November 17, 2010

 Burton Hoffman, 81, a Washington journalist for two decades who became editor in chief of National Journal magazine in the mid-1970s and had a second career on Capitol Hill and abroad as a political and economic consultant, died of lung cancer Nov. 17 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

He owned a restaurant in the northern Thai city and had lived there intermittently for the past three years.
Mr. Hoffman moved to the Washington area in 1955 and was a reporter and editor with Congressional Quarterly before joining the Washington Star in 1958.

He spent 14 years at the newspaper, including stints on the city, national and foreign desks, and was promoted to assistant managing editor in 1968.