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Carl J. Migdail, magazine editor

Carl J. Migdail, 92, a former editor and foreign correspondent for U.S. News & World Report magazine, died Jan. 17 of respiratory failure at Washington Hospital Center.

A daughter, Karen Migdail, confirmed the death.

Mr. Migdail, a Bethesda resident, joined U.S. News & World Report in 1960 and was assigned to open a bureau in Mexico City. For nine years, he traveled throughout Latin America. He then returned to the Washington area and worked as a diplomatic editor from 1971 until his retirement in 1985.

Early in his career, he was a correspondent for the old United Press news service in Mexico City and a press chief of the Organization of American States.

His honors include the Maria Moors Cabot Prize for journalistic contributions to inter-American relations.

Carl Jack Migdail was a Manhattan native and a 1941 graduate of City College of New York. He received a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University in 1948.

During World War II, he served in the Army. His decorations included the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart.

He was a member of the Cosmos Club and the Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs.

Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Sherry Resnick Migdail of Bethesda; three children, Laurel Albea of Houston, Karen Migdail of Bethesda and Evan Migdail of Chevy Chase; one brother; and five grandchildren.

— Megan McDonough

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