The following statement is by John Hughes, President of the National Press Club, on the passing of Austin Kiplinger:
"The National Press Club was saddened today to hear the news that Austin Kiplinger, one of our most prominent members and a dear friend of the National Press Club for many years, had passed away at age 97.
"Mr. Kiplinger was a gentleman in every respect. He was a welcome, jovial, and valued guest at major Press Club social gatherings. His friends were legion. His wit and charm ever present.