William Hornby, ex-Denver Post editor, dies at 91

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Posted: Nov 19, 2014 1:26 PM

DENVER (AP) — William H. Hornby, a former managing editor, executive editor and vice president at The Denver Post, has died. He was 91.

Hornby, who began his four-decade career at the Post as a copy reader, died on Tuesday, the Post reported (http://dpo.st/1xpPVxw ).

Born in Kalispell, Montana, on July 14, 1923, Hornby graduated from Stanford University and the London School of Economics. He worked in Paris for the U.S. government's Marshall Plan and in San Francisco for Stars and Stripes, the U.S. military newspaper. He joined the Post in 1957, and he wrote a regular op-ed column for the newspaper before retiring in the mid-1990s.

An advocate for press freedoms, Hornby was placed on the American Society of Newspaper Editors' freedom of information honor roll. He served as a president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors and was a trustee emeritus of the University of Montana Foundation.

Hornby served as board chairman for History Colorado and a board member and trustee of the Colorado Historical Foundation. His wife, Barbara Sudley Hornby, served as director and president of the Colorado Historical Society.

A stepson, Jamie Sudler, said funeral services were pending.

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Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com