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Milestones: Mar. 18, 1985

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DIED. Ralph McAllister Ingersoll, 84, journalist, author and publisher who created and from 1940 to 1946, except while serving in the Army, ran the innovative New York City minitabloid PM, which carried classy contributors (Ernest Hemingway, Margaret Bourke-White) and no advertising or comics; after a stroke; in Miami Beach, Fla. Contentious and multidimensional, he was the No. 2 editor of The New Yorker (1925-30), managing editor of the young and struggling FORTUNE (1931-35) general manager and vice president of Time Inc. (1935-38) and publisher of TIME (1937-39). After leaving PM, he owned and ran a string of small-town Northeastern newspapers, including the Elizabeth (N.J.) Daily Journal and the Pawtucket (R.I.) Times.

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