Death of Tom Wicker

June 18, 1926 - November 25, 2011
Montpelier, Vermont | Age 85

Former NYT columnist, author dies
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DAVE GRAM, The Associated Press

MONTPELIER, Vermont (AP) — On Nov. 22, 1963, Tom Wicker was in the first press bus following John F. Kennedy's motorcade when the president was assassinated. Wicker, The New York Times' White House correspondent, would later write in a memoir that the day was a turning point for the country: "The shots ringing out in Dealey Plaza marked the beginning of the end of innocence."

At that moment, however, all he knew was that he was covering one...

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