ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - Robert Beck, the longtime Roswell Daily Record owner and former publisher of the New Mexico newspaper, has died.
The Roswell Daily Record announced that Beck died last week in San Diego. The cause of death was not given. He was 97.
A graduate of Trinity College in Connecticut, Beck began working at the Roswell Daily Record as circulation manager in 1947 after serving as a pilot in World War II. He became publisher of the newspaper in 1955.
Beck would serve as publisher of the Roswell Daily Record for the next 32 years and was active in the community during his tenure, serving on the boards of a number of local institutions, including Eastern New Mexico University.
He retired in 1987.