Former Editor at Milwaukee Journal Dies

Posted Monday, February 4, 2013 --- 2:31 p.m.

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) -- George J. Lockwood, who supervised a Pulitzer Prize-winning team at the Milwaukee Journal and later became executive editor of the St. Joseph News-Press in Missouri, has died. He was 81.

The Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery in Mesa, Ariz., says Lockwood died Thursday at a hospital in the Phoenix area. Lockwood suffered from ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Lockwood retired in 1986 as managing editor of the Milwaukee Journal, where he supervised a team of reporters and photographers awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1967 for a series of stories on water pollution.

The St. Joseph News-Press reports that Lockwood was also executive editor of the northwest Missouri newspaper from 1990 to 1995.

Funeral services are set for Wednesday in Arizona.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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