Anthony Howard, Former Editor of New Statesman, Dies Aged 76

Anthony Howard, a British political journalist who edited the New Statesman magazine from 1972 to 1978, died yesterday at the age of 76.

Howard died after surgery for a ruptured aneurysm, according to the Guardian. He had reported for British newspapers including the Manchester Guardian and the Sunday Times, and was the Observer’s Washington correspondent. He also edited the diaries of former Labour minister Richard Crossman.

“He was a great editor and author -- British politics has lost one of its best informed and talented commentators,” U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said in an e-mailed statement. “His work on the Crossman diaries was ground-breaking.”

Howard also edited the Listener magazine, and was obituaries editor for the Times during the 1990s.

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