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NEW YORK, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist William Safire died of cancer Sunday at the age of 79, The New York Times reported.

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B.B. King, 9 others get Medal of Freedom

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William Safire ending NY Times column

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Columnist William Safire reportedly is set to retire after 30 years as the conservative voice of the New York Times' Op-Ed page.

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William Lewis Safire (December 17, 1929 – September 27, 2009) was an American author, columnist, journalist and presidential speechwriter.

He was perhaps best known as a long-time syndicated political columnist for the New York Times and a regular contributor to "On Language" in the New York Times Magazine, a column on popular etymology, new or unusual usages, and other language-related topics.

Born to a Jewish family with Romanian roots on his father's side whose last name was originally "Safir", William Safire later added the "e" for pronunciation reasons, though some of his relatives continue to use the original spelling. Safire graduated from the Bronx High School of Science, a specialized public high school in New York City. He attended Syracuse University but dropped out after two years. He would deliver the commencement address at Syracuse in 1978 and 1990 and become a trustee of the university.

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