Allan M. Siegal, influential watchdog inside The New York Times, dies at 82


Allan M. Siegal, a former assistant managing editor of The New York Times who left a deep imprint on the newspaper’s policies and practices as its exacting and unquestioned arbiter of language, taste, tone and ethics for 30 years, died on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at his home in Manhattan. He was 82.

His wife, Gretchen Leefmans, confirmed the death. She did not specify a cause but said he had dealt with heart issues for many years.

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