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Frank Mankiewicz, Aide Who Announced Robert Kennedy's Death, Dies

Fri, October 24, 2014 6:23am

Story by Dana Farrington


Frank Mankiewicz, who worked for Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and George McGovner, died Thursday night at a hospital in Washington, D.C., according to family spokesman Adam Clymer. He was 90.

As press secretary to Kennedy, Makiewicz announced his death in June 1968.

He ran Sen. George McGovern's presidential campaign in 1972.

A journalist and author, Mankiewicz also served as president of NPR from 1977 to 1983. He went on to work in public relations.

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