Allan Siegal: Influential Watchdog Inside the New York Times

From a New York Times obit by Todd S. Purdum headlined “Allan M. Siegal, Influential Watchdog Inside the Times, Dies at 82”:

Allan M. Siegal, a former assistant managing editor of The New York Times who left a deep imprint on the newspaper’s policies and practices as its exacting and unquestioned arbiter of language, taste, tone and ethics for 30 years, died on Wednesday at his home in Manhattan.