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Former Editor, Environmentalist Dies

January 7, 1986

NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Stewart Ogilvy, a former editor at Fortune magazine who was active in environmental movements, died while on a cruise, his family said Monday. He was 71.

He died Dec. 21 after a brief illness aboard a cruise ship sailing to Mexico and was buried at sea.

Ogilvy was born in Winnipeg, Canada, graduated from Trinity College in Connecticut, and worked in the advertising department of The New York Times and several ad agencies before taking up the cause of world government in the 1940s.

He was one of the founders of the World Government News, a monthly newsmagazine which until 1951 was the organ for groups interested in federal union of the world’s democratic countries.

After the magazine ceased publication, he moved to Time Inc. in 1952, and for 17 years worked with Fortune and Architectural Forum.

He was among the organizers of the Sierra Club’s Atlantic Chapter, the organization’s first chapter outside California.

In 1969, he was one of the incorporators of Friends of the Earth, an international environmental organization with chapters in 25 countries.

Ogilvy moved to New Orleans after his retirement in 1979. He is survived by his wife, Avis Ogilvy.