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MAJESKI Edward T. ("Ted")
Birth: 13 Aug 1918 Drexel Hill, Pa.
Death: 21 Jan 1988 Washington, D.C.
Cause of Death: heart ailment
23 Nov 2010 phone call with Michael George Foley
ssn 054091320 Issued in NY before 1951
enlisted 1 Jul 1943, radio operator, enlisted from NYC, was married
(1st wife), 5'4", 144
Philadelphia Inquirer, The (PA) - January 23, 1988
Deceased Name: Edward T. Majeski
Edward T. Majeski, 69, a longtime executive for United Press
International, died Thursday at his home in Washington a month after
having undergone heart surgery.
Since 1983, he headed UPI Newspictures as vice president and executive
editor at the service's world headquarters in Washington.
He was born in Drexel Hill and earned a journalism degree at New York
University. He joined Acme Newspictures, predecessor of UPI
Newspictures, in 1941. Edition: FINAL
Washington Post, The (DC) - January 23, 1988
Deceased Name: EDWARD T. MAJESKI
69, veteran news picture executive for United Press International, died
at his home in Washington Jan. 21, a month after he had heart surgery.
Mr. Majeski was chosen to head UPI Newspictures as vice president and
executive editor in the service's new world headquarters in Washington
He had been executive editor since 1968, and in that capacity he
oversaw all UPI picture coverage and editing, domestic and
Mr. Majeski often boasted that he had never shot a news photo in his
career. But he was known as an expert photo editor with a great eye for
a good picture.
Mr. Majeski spotted the most memorable picture of the funeral of
President John F. Kennedy in 1963. Looking at the film of a group shot
of family mourners, Mr. Majeski, who was known as "Ted" to his friends,
cropped the picture down to show only Kennedy's son John in a solemn
Mr. Majeski joined AcmeNewspictures, predecessor of UPI Newspictures,
in 1941 as telephoto editor. He served as New York bureau manager, news
editor, feature editor and managing editor before becoming executive
editor. He moved to Washington when UPI relocated here in 1983.
Mr. Majeski was born in Drexel Hill, Pa. He attended New York
University School of Journalism and began his career with news
magazines. In World War II, he was in charge of the Signal Corps'
worldwide radio-photo section at the Pentagon.
He is survived by his wife, a daughter and a granddaughter. Edition:
Marriage To FOLEY Marie (22 Nov 1930 - 3 May 2006)
FOLEY John Rogan (29 Dec 1904 - Aug 1968)
PAINTER Mary Dorothy (1908 - 1968)
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