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Louis B. Fleming dies at 85; one of Los Angeles Times' first foreign correspondents
Louis B. Fleming dies at 85; one of Los Angeles Times' first foreign correspondents

Louis B. Fleming, who was one of The Times' first foreign correspondents and established bureaus for the newspaper at the United Nations and in Rome, died Sunday at his Pasadena home after a brief illness, said a daughter, Leni Fleming. He was 85. He joined The Times as a general assignment reporter in 1960 and two years later opened the U.N. bureau as the newspaper was expanding "coverage and news research at all levels," according to a 1962 Times article. In 1968, Fleming moved to Rome to restart a bureau that had been dormant for years and ran it until 1971. At first, he split his time between Rome and Israel, where he helped cover conflicts in the Middle East. While...

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