Obit – Selwyn Pepper

Selwyn Pepper, 93, who wrote for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for many years, died Sept. 4, 2008. He became a part-time reporter for the Post-Dispatch at the age of 16.
Mr. Pepper edited his high school newspaper and then the student newspaper at Washington University, where he earned a political science degree in 1935. He then went to work for the Post-Dispatch.
During his 50-year career, he was city editor, features editor, news editor and readers’ advocate. As a reporter and rewrite man he contributed to three Pulitzer Prize-winning projects.
Mr. Pepper’s daughter, Miriam, is the editorial page editor of The Kansas City Star.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Naomi. Survivors are another daughter, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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