Richard J. Doyle

Richard J. Doyle, "Dic," newspaper editor (born 10 March 1923 in Toronto, ON; died 9 April 2003).
Richard J. Doyle, "Dic," newspaper editor (born 10 March 1923 in Toronto, ON; died 9 April 2003).


Richard J. Doyle, "Dic," newspaper editor (born 10 March 1923 in Toronto, ON; died 9 April 2003). Reared at Chatham, Ont, he worked on the Daily News there following RCAF service during WWII. He soon joined the Toronto Globe and Mail as a reporter, becoming editor of Globe Magazine (1957) and managing editor of the daily (1959). Editor of the Globe 1963-83, he was Canada's most influential newspaper editor and the one most respected by working journalists. He was renowned for his love of good prose, his feisty independence and his peculiar ability to match apparently unlikely personnel to particular jobs. He continued as a columnist for the paper until 1985, when he was summoned to the Senate (the first journalist to be called to the Senate since George Brown in 1873). Doyle was named an Officer in the Order of Canada in 1983.