The former editor of the Wilmington News Journal has died.
John Taylor was 71.
He worked for the paper for 37 years and occupied positions ranging from reporter to the editorial editor.
Taylor left the paper in 2005.
The News Journal says that he had an interest in education and became the assistant to the superintendent of schools for Wilmington’s School system in the late 1960’s to 1971.
David Ledford executive editor of the News Journal has described Taylor as a tenacious journalist who understood and loved Delaware.