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Arthur Sulzberger, Ex-New York Times Publisher, Dies at 86

Arthur O. “Punch” Sulzberger, who in three decades as publisher of the New York Times helped revamp the newspaper with special sections, diversified the company’s business and fought the U.S. government’s attempt to halt the paper’s printing of the Pentagon Papers, has died. He was 86.

Sulzberger, who had been ill with Parkinson’s disease, died today at his home in Southampton, New York, the Times reported.