Death of Joe L. Allbritton

December 29, 1924 - December 12, 2012
Houston, Texas | Age 87

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MATTHEW BARAKAT, The Associated Press

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Joe L. Allbritton, who became one of Washington's most influential men through a media conglomerate of newspapers and television stations and a financial empire that once included Riggs Bank, died Wednesday. He was 87.

He was suffering from heart ailments and died at a hospital in Houston, where he lived, said Frederick J. Ryan Jr., president of Arlington, Va.-based Allbritton Communications Co.

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