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Edwin Darby

Longtime Chicago Sun-Times financial editor Edwin Darby passes away at age 82.

Mr. Darby virtually invented the idea of the "corporate strategy" profile that has become the foundation of modern business journalism.
(From the Sun-Times Obituary).

I didn't really know Ed Darby this way; I knew him as the gently sarcastic gravel voiced father of my near-brother GK. He was a man who drank martinis with my dad, and seemed to me to be from that generation of men slightly older than most of the other parents at my school - men who were fully gray and didn't bank much bunk in conversation, but did enjoy the fading perquisities of a wood-panelled wall, alcohol lunch, boys club era in Chicago business. From this profile it seems Ed Darby comported himself well in that world and aspired to define his field. All I know is he helped raise a son with a kick-ass conscience and a good strong back for making media.

Posted on 11 August 2003 : 08:58 (TrackBack)
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