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Hugh Cudlipp

AKA Hubert Kinsman Cudlipp

Born: 28-Aug-1913
Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales
Died: 17-May-1998
Location of death: Chichester, England
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business, Journalist

Nationality: Wales
Executive summary: British news magnate

Military service: British Army (1940-46)

Hugh Cudlipp was hired as a reporter at London's Sunday Chronicle when he was just 19. He jumped to the Daily Mirror as Features Editor three years later, and spent most of his career at the Mirror, rising to Publisher and beyond. He reinvented the Daily Mirror as among the most successful and influential newspapers of its era, an American-style rabble-rousing, populist tabloid that was the world's most widely-read newspaper, with circulation peaking at more than five million daily in 1967. Several years after the 1963 merger of the Mirror Group with three other publishers to form International Publishing Corporation, he became Chairman of IPC, overseeing some 200 newspapers and magazines.

Brother: Reginald Cudlipp (editor of News of the World)
Brother: Percy Cudlipp (editor of London Evening Standard)
Wife: Jodi Cudlipp (m. 1963)

    International Publishing Corporation Chairman (1968-73)
    International Publishing Corporation Editorial Director (1963-68)
    Daily Mirror Publisher (1963-68)
    Daily Mirror Editorial Director (1952-63)
    The London Daily Express Managing Editor (1949-52)
    Daily Mirror Features Editor (1935-40, 1946-49)
    London Sunday Chronicle Reporter (1932-35)
    Officer of the British Empire 1945
    Knight of the British Empire 1973
    Life Peerage 1974 as Baron Cudlipp of Aldingbourne
    Welsh Ancestry

Author of books:
Publish and Be Damned (1953)
At Your Peril: A Mid-Century View of the Exciting Changes of the Press in Britain (1962)
Walking on the Water (1976, memoir)


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