Austin H. Kiplinger, journalist & businessman, Died at 97

  Business, Writers

Austin H. Kiplinger was born in 1918, and died on November 20, 2015.

He was an American journalist and businessman.

He was the son of W. M. Kiplinger, the founder of Kiplinger Washington Editors, publishers of The Kiplinger Letters and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine.

From 1961 to 1992, Kiplinger helmed the Kiplinger Company before passing the position to his son, Knight Kiplinger.

The son of W. M. Kiplinger, Kiplinger was born in Washington, D.C. in 1918.

He grew up there, attending Western High School.

While attending Cornell University, he worked as the Cornell campus stringer for the Ithaca Journal and wrote stories about the 1936 Presidential Election that were picked up by the Associated Press.

He was a member of Quill and Dagger and Phi Beta Kappa, graduating in 1939.

Thereafter, he attended Harvard University, studying economics.

In December 1944, he married Mary Louise “Gogo” Cobb of Winnetka, Ill.

The couple shared two sons. Mary Louise died in 2007.

Austin passed away at age 97 on November 20, 2015 in Rockville.