Jack Bausman, former AP bureau chief in Moscow, dies at 92

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Posted: Jun 10, 2016 4:28 PM

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former bureau chief for The Associated Press in Moscow has died. Jack Bausman was 92.

Bausman died Thursday at a hospital in Stamford, Connecticut. His daughter, Mary-Fred Bausman-Watkins, says he never fully recovered from heart surgery in April.

Bausman arrived in Moscow as the news agency's bureau chief in July 1968, about a month before the Soviet Union invaded Czechoslovakia. He also reported from Frankfurt, Germany; Budapest, Hungary; and Warsaw, Poland, during an AP career that lasted nearly four decades.

Retired AP executive Claude Erbsen says Bausman brought context, thoughtfulness and an almost scholarly approach to coverage in the Cold War era.

Bausman was a native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Harvard and served in the U.S. Army in France and Germany during World War II.