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Alec MacDonald
1907 - 2000
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Alec MacDonald, 92, a noted author, former owner of the Marblehead Messenger, and local and international columnist died on Mother's Day at Salem Hospital. Born in Boston in 1907, he graduated from Lynn English and Boston University's School of Journalism. At the outbreak of World War II, he was reporting for the Honolulu Advertiser. He joined the Navy on December 7, 1941 after witnessing the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. After the war he remained in Asia where he founded and edited the Bangkok Post. The paper became known as one of the finest international newspapers and Alec was flown back to the newspaper for its 36th anniversary. The author of several books included an unauthorized volume about his experiences with the intelligence community of the United States Government. He was also a frequent contributor to Marblehead Magazine.

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