James Russell Wiggins

Journalist, Statesman
1980Spring

James Wiggins was a journalist, editor, and United States Ambassador to the United Nations, succeeding Montgomery Fellow George Ball as Ambassador. Wiggins was the managing editor at The Washington Post, a prestigious post for a prestigious news organization, that he went on to reform and recreate as he advocated for more transparency in government. A journalist since high school, James Wiggins worked with newspapers throughout his career, working with The New York Times and smaller presses. He even managed a small weekly newspaper in a small town in Maine during his later years.  

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