Publishing Executive Todd Kiplinger, 62

Todd L. Kiplinger's family published Kiplinger's Personal Finance.
Todd L. Kiplinger's family published Kiplinger's Personal Finance. (1987 Photo By Richard A. Lipski -- The Washington Post)
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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Todd L. Kiplinger, 62, an executive in his family's financial publishing company, died of metastatic melanoma Oct. 4 at his home in Bethesda.

The eponymous family firm was founded in 1920 by Mr. Kiplinger's grandfather, W.M. Kiplinger. It publishes the weekly Kiplinger Letter, the monthly Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine, the Web site and other services.

Todd Kiplinger was vice chairman of the company's board of directors and vice president for investments. He spent most of his 38 years there managing the firm's portfolio of financial assets and real estate in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Florida.

He was a longtime trustee of the Kiplinger Foundation, which supports education, the arts and community services.

Todd Lawrence Kiplinger was born in Evanston, Ill., and raised in the Chicago suburbs and Washington. He graduated from the private McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Md., and from Cornell University in 1968.

In 2008, Mr. Kiplinger, his father and brother were honored by the Anti-Defamation League for their roles in the civic life of Washington. Mr. Kiplinger was a past board member of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Metropolitan Club. He was also a member of the Chevy Chase Club.

Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Dana S. Kiplinger of Bethesda; a daughter, Cameron Kiplinger of Bethesda; two stepdaughters, Dana Tyler Taylor and Rawleigh Morse, both of Weston, Conn.; his father, Austin Kiplinger of Seneca; his brother, Knight Kiplinger of Washington; and two granddaughters.

-- Patricia Sullivan

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