Member Bo Connor dies

This story was posted on March 12, 2014.

Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame member Lawrence S. "Bo" Connor, who had been a longtime managing editor of The Indianapolis Star, died Feb. 28 at age 88.

Connor spent his professional life at the newspaper, moving up from cub reporter to city editor , where he oversaw coverage of the 1963 Coliseum explosion and the Pulitzer Prize-winning police corruption series. He briefly was editorial page editor, then managing editor, a post he used to expand the staff into graphics, business and “lifestyles” departments. The newspaper won a second Pulitzer Prize under his leadership.

Connor retired in 1990, but remained active, writing a memoir and serving on advisory boards.



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