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R.W. Apple, Jr.  

R.W. Apple Jr. became an Associate Editor of The New York Times in February 2002.

Before that, Mr. Apple had been the Chief Correspondent of the newspaper since May 1997. He was the Chief Washington Correspondent for The Times from September 1985 until May 1997, and the Washington Bureau Chief from November 1992 to May 1997.Since joining The Times in November 1963, Mr. Apple has corresponded from more than 100 countries. A few examples are his coverage of the Vietnam War, the Biafran revolution, the Iranian revolution and the fall of Communist governments in Czechoslovakia, East Germany and Hungary in 1989. He also headed The Times' coverage of the Persian Gulf war in 1991.

During his tenure at the newspaper, Mr. Apple has also reported on elections in Spain, Britain, France, Sweden, Finland and other countries; Papal trips; and a wide variety of stories on five continents, including eight United States-Russian summits and 13 Western economic summits. He has served as Bureau Chief for The Times in Albany, Saigon, Lagos, Nairobi, London and Moscow.

At home, Mr. Apple has been involved in the coverage of 19 national conventions and nine presidential elections and was the newspaper's National Political Correspondent from 1970 until 1976.

Before joining The Times, he covered the civil rights movement in the American South. Mr. Apple has contributed to British, French and American magazines, including The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, GQ, Garden Design, Saveur, Travel Holiday, Travel & Leisure, Gourmet, Town & Country and National Geographic Traveler.

Mr. Apple appears frequently on national television programs like Meet the Press on NBC and The Charlie Rose Show on PBS, and he speaks in the United States and abroad. In recent years he has given the Theodore H. White Lecture at Harvard University, the Frank R. Kent Memorial Lecture in Journalism at Johns Hopkins University and the Donald Herzberg Lecture at Columbia University. He has also taken part in conferences in Britain, France, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Japan, Brazil, Canada and the United States. He has twice been a Chubb Fellow at Yale University.

Mr. Apple wrote the Times Books edition of the final report of the Tower Commission investigating the Iran-contra scandal. His book, Apple's Europe, was published in the United States in 1986 and in Britain in 1987. He has received the George Polk Award for foreign reporting, the Overseas Press Club Award for interpretation of foreign news and a large number of other awards.

From 1957 until 1959, Mr. Apple served in the Army, working as a speechwriter for the commanding general of the Continental Army Command. Before and after his military service, he worked as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal. In 1961, he joined NBC News as a television writer and correspondent.

Mr. Apple was born in Akron, Ohio, on Nov. 20, 1934. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Columbia University in 1961 and won the John A. Krout Award for excellence in history. In 1986, Columbia's School of General Studies gave him the Owl Award, presented each year to an outstanding graduate. In 1989, he received an honorary L.H.D. degree from Denison University in Granville, Ohio; in 1992 he was awarded an honorary LL.D. degree by Knox College in Galesburg, Ill.; in 1995, he was given an honorary L.H.D. by Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania; in 2000, he received an honorary LL.D. from Marquette University in Milwaukee; and in 2004, he was given an honorary Litt. D. by the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. Mr. Apple is married to the former Betsey Pinckey Brown and has two stepchildren. He lives in Washington on a farm near Gettysburg, Pa., and in the Cotswolds village of Lechlade, England. He is a member of the Century Association, the Princeton Club in New York and the Metropolitan Club inWashington.

In addition, Mr. Apple is Director of the American Institute of Wine and Food, a member of the Board of Visitors of Western Reserve Academy and the chairman of the Rhodes Scholarship selection committee for the region including Washington and six mid-Atlantic states.


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