Louis B. Fleming, one of the LA Times original foreign correspondents, passed away over the weekend at the age of 85. A Pittsburgh native who spent most of his life in California, Fleming got his start in the newspaper world at the San Gabriel Sun in 1947 and also put time in with the Pomona Progress-Bulletin and the Pasadena Star-News. He joined the Times in 1960 and opened up the paper’s U.N. bureau only two years later. He would later open a bureau in Rome and cover the turbulent Middle East of the 1970’s. He spent the rest of his career with the Times and retired in 1990.
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