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Former Editor, Environmentalist Dies

January 7, 1986

NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Stewart Ogilvy, a former Fortune magazine editor who was active in world federation and environmental movements, died while on a cruise during the Christmas holidays. He was 71.

At the time of his death, Ogilvy was honorary president of Friends of the Earth and a director of the American Movement for World Government.

He died Dec. 21 after a brief illness aboard a cruise ship sailing to Mexico and was buried at sea Dec. 23, the family said Monday.

Ogilvy was born in Winnipeg, Maintoba, graduated from Trinity College in Connecticut, and worked for 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, and held virtually every volunteer post with the organization on the East Coast.

In 1969 he was one of the incorporators of Friends of the Earth, now 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.

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