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John Mack Carter dies at 86; Hearst editor led top women's magazines
John Mack Carter dies at 86; Hearst editor led top women's magazines

John Mack Carter, who led some of the nation's most popular women's magazines through the height of the women's rights movement, died Friday at his home in Bronxville, N.Y. He was 86 and had Parkinson's disease. The Hearst Corp. announced his death. Between 1961 and 1994, Carter was editor-in-chief of McCall's magazine, then Ladies' Home Journal, then Good Housekeeping, which he led for almost 20 years. Good Housekeeping had a circulation of about 5 million when Carter left. In 1970, about 100 women invaded his office at Ladies' Home Journal — where the motto was "Never underestimate the power of a woman" — to demand that he...

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