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Former Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Dead At 65

February 16, 1987

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) _ George Beveridge Jr., a bank executive and former Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, has died of leukemia at age 65.

Beveridge, who died Feb. 14 at his home in the Washington suburb of Bethesda, held a variety of posts at the old Washington Star newspaper, including editorial writer, assistant managing editor for metropolitan news, ombudsman and associate editor.

In 1958, he received the Pulitzer Prize for local reporting for a series of articles dealing with problems caused by urban growth and development.

After the Star closed in 1981, Beveridge went to work for Joseph L. Allbritton, the owner of several media properties. In 1984 he became a senior vice president of Riggs National Bank.

Survivors include his wife Betty; two daughters, Barbara Connery of Laurel, Md., and Deborah Beveridge of San Francisco; a son, David of Silver Spring; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Beveridge Sr. of Boynton Beach, Fla., a sister, Peg Hurd of Bethesda, and five grandchildren.

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