Former Birmingham News publisher Victor Hanson II dies

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Victor Hanson II, former publisher of The Birmingham (Alabama) News and the head of an editorial board that won the newspaper’s first Pulitzer Prize for editorials in 1991, died Friday, Jan. 7.

He was 91.

His son, Victor Hanson III, also served as publisher of The Birmingham News before retiring in 2009.  In addition, Victor Hanson III was a former president of SNPA.

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