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Time Editor Henry Grunwald Dead at 82

Former Time magazine editor and U.S. ambassador to Austria Henry Grunwald has died in New York.

Mr. Grunwald, a refugee from Nazi-dominated Austria, began his career with Time as a copy boy in 1944 and retired as editor-in-chief in 1987. President Reagan appointed him U.S. ambassador to his homeland in 1988.

During his years at Time, Mr. Grunwald personally wrote the newsmagazine's editorial calling for Richard Nixon's resignation, eight months before the former president left the White House.

Mr. Grunwald also is credited with bringing the weekly magazine into the popular mainstream of American journalism by awarding bylines and broadening its coverage of contemporary issues (through editorial departments devoted to coverage of the environment, human behavior, energy, economic affairs, dance and sociological issues - the latter under the title The Sexes.

Mr. Grunwald wrote his final book, and his first novel, A Saint, More or Less, in 2004. He was 82.

Some information for this report provided by AP.