Arthur Brittenden

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Charles Arthur Brittenden (23 October 1924 – 25 April 2015) was a British newspaper editor.

Brittenden worked as a journalist at the Yorkshire Evening Post,[1] then rose to become Assistant Editor of the Daily Express by the early 1960s. In 1966, he moved to become Editor of the Daily Mail.[2] He held the post until 1971, when the paper merged with the Daily Sketch, and he was replaced by Sketch editor David English.[3] Brittenden later moved to News International, and from 1981 to 1987, he served as its Director of Corporate Relations.[4]

He died on 25 April 2015 at the age of 90.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deborah Ross, "Barbara Taylor Bradford: A woman of substance", The Independent, 21 October 2006
  2. ^ David Haworth, "Editor to tell Premier why he was sacked", The Guardian, 18 December 1966
  3. ^ Bill Hagerty, Get a real editor, not a Dalek", New Statesman, 4 December 2000
  4. ^ ""Birthdays", The Times, 23 October 2007
  5. ^ Arthur Brittenden
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Preceded by
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Deputy Editor of the Sunday Express
1963–1964
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Preceded by
Mike Randall
Editor of the Daily Mail
1966–1971
Succeeded by
David English
Preceded by
Peter Stephens
Deputy Editor of The Sun
1972–1981
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