(Jan. 16, 1914-Jan. 23, 1985). A native of Brooklyn, New York, Campaigne received an A.B. degree from Williams College in 1936. He first came to the attention ofin 1945 after writing a provocative article, “What’s the Matter with the USA?” Pulliam hired Campaigne in 1946, first as the chief editorial writer, then editor of the editorial page, and eventually editor (1960-1969).
While at the, Campaigne was known for forceful argument and keen insight. He warned about what he saw as excessive government growth, increasing taxation, overregulation, and rampant bureaucracy. Campaigne espoused a “new conservatism” promoting liberty, individualism, creativity, productivity, and limited government.
Campaigne retired from thein 1969. After four years of retirement in California, the asked him to serve as editorial page editor from 1973 to 1976 due to the unexpected sudden retirement of the paper’s former editor. He was the author of two books, (1960) and (1961), and edited several others.