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Journalist William H. Heath Dies

November 1, 1986

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) _ William H. Heath, retired executive editor of the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune, has died at the age of 92.

Heath, who began his newspaper career in 1913, died Thursday at the Phillips House of Massachusetts General Hospital.

A native of Sharon, Vt., Heath first worked as a reporter for the Manchester (N.H.) Mirror, then joined the Manchester (N.H.) Union-Leader. He also worked at the Worcester Telegram and Gazette and the Haverhill Gazette, where he became managing editor.

He left the Haverhill Gazette in 1961 to become an editorial writer for the Eagle-Tribune, where he served as executive editor from 1972 to 1975. He was a columnist for the newspaper until he retired in 1982.

Heath was a founder of the New England Society of Newspaper Editors and a member of the American Society of Newspaper Editors.

He is survived by his wife, Olga, a daughter, a stepson, a brother, a sister, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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