Skip to comments.Gobin Stair, 96, artist and publisher of Pentagon Papers, dies
Posted on 12/01/2008 9:40:10 AM PST by Borges
Gobin Stair, artist and the publisher of the Pentagon Papers, and longtime member of the First Congregational Parish Church of Kingston, died Tuesday night in his sleep. He was 96.
Stair was a well-known abstract artist, but made a name for himself as publisher of Beacon Press when he decided to publish the 7,000 pages of the Pentagon Papers, the top-secret Defense Department history of the U.S.s involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967. The 1971 publishing created questions of credibility in the U.S. government and injured the Nixon administrations war effort.
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Hope he likes barbecue!
As a traitor, his obituary should have come after his prosecution.