Former Columnist Raymond Cromley Dies at 96

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By: E&P Staff

Raymond Cromley, who wrote a military affairs column syndicated to about 200 newspapers, died last Friday in Virginia of congestive heart failure. He was 96.

Cromley was the oldest member of the Pentagon press corps until he retired four years ago. He joined The Wall Street Journal in 1938 (after working for newspapers in Hawaii and Japan), and stayed at WSJ until 1955.

Then, Cromley did financial commentary on the radio before becoming a columnist for Newspaper Enterprise Association in 1958. He left NEA in 1975 to start his own syndicate, and continued writing his column until 1996.

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