Hunsberger, Miss. Publisher, Dies at Age 55

(AP) William W. Hunsberger, president and publisher of Mississippi’s biggest newspaper, The Clarion-Ledger, has died of an apparent heart attack, family members said. He was 55.

Hunsberger, who accepted the position in August 1998, first worked at The Clarion-Ledger from 1985 to 1990 as circulation director. In 1991, he became president and publisher of the Hattiesburg American and in 1995 accepted a position at The Cincinnati Enquirer as the vice president of circulation.

He returned to Jackson three years later.

“”This is the place he wanted to be,”” said Ronnie Agnew, executive editor of The Clarion-Ledger, citing Hunsberger’s goal of making the paper a civic leader.

A native of Tampa, Fla., Hunsberger attended the University of South Florida.

He is survived by three daughters.

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