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Name  A. Raskin

A. H. Raskin Saturday Review December 7 1968 A H RASKIN JEROME KAGAN N J

Education  City College of New York

Abraham Henry Raskin (April 26, 1911 – December 22, 1993), known as A. H. Raskin, was a Canadian-born labor reporter, editorial writer, and assistant editor of The New York Times from 1934 to 1977.


Raskin was born in Edmonton, Alberta. His family was visiting Berlin during the hyperinflation; they settled in New York City. He graduated from City College in education and government, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1931. He edited the student newspaper, yearbook and literary magazine. He wrote a lengthy account of the 1962–63 New York City newspaper strike.

Raskin died in Manhattan, aged 82. His grandson is an assistant United States attorney in Manhattan. His granddaughter is a writer, living in Manhattan.


  • 1950 The Hillman Prize
  • 1963 George Polk Award
  • Page One Award from The Newspaper Guild
  • Society of Silurians, award
  • Quotes

    "Of all the institutions in our inordinately complacent society, none is so addicted as the press to self-righteousness, self-satisfaction and self-congratulation."


  • "New York", Our fair city, Editor Robert Sharon Allen, Ayer Publishing, 1974, ISBN 978-0-405-05851-6
  • References

    A. H. Raskin Wikipedia