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Sulzberger, whose family bought the Times in 1896, died at his home in Southampton, New York, after a lengthy illness, his family said.

Sulzberger, known by his childhood nickname Punch, became publisher of the Times in 1963 and turned over that job to his son, Arthur Sulzberger Jr., in 1992. He handed the chairman’s position to his son in 1997.

“Punch, beloved by his colleagues, was one of our industry’s most admired executives,” Sulzberger Jr.said in a statement.

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