Longtime Newsman Burton Swope Dies at 68

By: Eric Woomer | Visalia Times-Delta

Burton Swope was a newsman.

He spent most of his career in the news industry with his thumb squarely on the pulse of watchdog journalism. He touched the lives of those he guided through journalism careers and put his stamp on stories that ranged from murder trials to earthquakes and presidential campaigns.

The former managing editor of the Visalia Times-Delta and U.S. Army veteran died Saturday from lung cancer. He was 68.

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