Warren Hinckle, American polictical journalist, Died at 77


Warren James Hinckle III was born on October 12, 1938, and died on August 25, 2016.

He was an American political journalist based in San Francisco.

Whilst he was a student at the University of San Francisco, he wrote for the student newspaper, the San Francisco Foghorn.

Then after college, he worked for the San Francisco Chronicle.

Warren was executive editor of Ramparts, from 1964 to 1969, a widely circulated muckraking political magazine of the Catholic left heavily involved in the antiwar New Left politics of the period.

During 1967, he was among more than 500 writers and editors who signed the “Writers and Editors War Tax Protest” pledge, vowing to refuse to pay the 10% Vietnam War Tax surcharge proposed by president Johnson.

When he left Ramparts in 1969, Hinckle co-founded and edited the magazine Scanlan’s Monthly with New York journalist Sidney Zion.

After Scanlan’s folded in 1971, Wessel was involved in a number of publications, including editing Francis Ford Coppola’s ambitious City magazine, which ceased publication in 1976.

During 1991, Wessel revived and has since been editor and publisher of The Argonaut and its online version, Argonaut360.

Warren Hinckle has written or co-written over a dozen books, including a 1974 autobiography, If You Have a Lemon Make Lemonade.

He wore a black patch to cover an eye that was lost in his youth due to an archery accident.

Warren was the father of the journalist Pia Hinckle.

He died due to pneumonia.

Warren Hinckle passed away at 77 years old.