Last week, the journalism community lost one of its brightest stars–longtime ABC News anchorman Peter Jennings. A few days earlier, another consummate journalist passed away who was a giant in his own right within the world of insurance–John Cosgrove, 93, former editor of National Underwriter.

He joined NU the year I was born–1958–and retired in 1976, five years before I came on board. However, John continued writing for us for years after he stepped down as editor, and I often had the privilege of editing his lively op-ed column.

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