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Daniels Re-Elected Chairman; Newhouse Vice Chairman and Chairman-Elect

April 30, 1996 GMT

NEW YORK (AP) _ Frank A. Daniels Jr., president and publisher of the News & Observer Co. of Raleigh, N.C., was re-elected chairman of the board of directors of The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Donald E. Newhouse, president of Advance Publications Inc. and of The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J., was elected vice chairman and chairman-elect. He is expected to become chairman next year.

Louis D. Boccardi was re-elected president and chief executive officer of the news cooperative.

Daniels, who has been chairman since 1992, said he would not seek re-election when his present term ends next April.

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Newhouse has been a member of the AP board since 1988. Besides the Star-Ledger, Advance’s daily newspapers include The Oregonian of Portland, Ore., The Times-Picayune of New Orleans and The Plain Dealer of Cleveland.

Other AP management officers re-elected to one-year terms were Patrick T. O’Brien, senior vice president and chief financial officer; James M. Donna, vice president and secretary, and vice presidents William E. Ahearn, Vincent J. Alabiso, Claude E. Erbsen, Walter R. Mears, John W. Reid, Wick Temple and James R. Williams.

The other AP management officers re-elected were treasurer Paul Jenssen, assistant treasurers Daniel Boruch and Scott Johnson, and assistant secretaries Lilo Jedelhauser and Greg Groce.