Associate Editor, The New York Times
Robert B Semple, Jr. recently retired from the New York Times where he was, Associate Editor of the Editorial Page. He joined the Washington Bureau of The Times in the fall of 1963. He covered housing and civil rights during the Johnson administration, spent a year covering President Johnson himself, and served as White House correspondent during Richard Nixon’s first term. He served thereafter as deputy national editor (1973-75), London bureau chief (1975-77), foreign editor (1977-82), editor of the Op-Ed Page (1982-88) and associate editor of the Editorial Page (1988 to retirement). He received the Pulitzer Prize in 1996 for his editorials on environmental issues.