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New Leaders for Int’l Herald Trib.

January 26, 1998

NEW YORK (AP) _ Two new leaders for the International Herald Tribune have been named to take over for retiring publisher and chief executive Richard McClean, the newspaper’s owners said Monday.

Peter Goldmark Jr., a former newspaper executive who has served for the past nine years as president of the Rockefeller Foundation in New York, will become the IHT’s chairman and CEO.

Richard Wooldridge, a newspaper veteran and consultant to the IHT for the past 18 months, was named president and chief operating officer.

The appointments will be effective March 1, said The New York Times Co. and The Washington Post Co., the IHT’s co-owners.

McClean, 60, is retiring after five years as publisher and CEO of the newspaper.

Goldmark, 57, previously served as senior vice president for the Eastern Newspapers division of Times Mirror Co. He also had been executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and budget director of New York state.

Wooldridge, 55, was director of the Westminster Press regional newspaper group for Britain’s Pearson PLC before becoming an IHT consultant. He has a 30-year background in newspapers.

The IHT, headquartered in Paris, has a circulation of 209,000 and is distributed in 184 countries.

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