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Stanley Meisler dies at 85; veteran L.A. Times foreign correspondent wrote on war, art, civil rights

Stanley Meisler dies at 85; veteran L.A. Times foreign correspondent wrote on war, art, civil rights

Stanley Meisler, a longtime foreign correspondent for the Los Angeles Times and author of several books on foreign affairs and art — including a well-regarded history of the Peace Corps — died Sunday of cardiac arrest in Washington, D.C., said his wife, Elizabeth Fox. He was 85.

Meisler retired from the Times in 1998 but never stopped working: his last freelance piece for the paper —  on the artist William Merritt Chase — was published the day of his death.

Over three decades as a...

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