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Thomas J. Slattery, for many years the editorial leader of National Underwriter, passed away on May 14 of respiratory failure at the age of 68.

Mr. Slattery started with The National Underwriter Company in March 1967 as a staff writer. He rose through the ranks to serve as Managing Editor, running the day-to-day news operation of both the property and casualty and life and health editions of the NU weeklies.

He later served as Editor in Chief and Executive Editor of both editions, and was publisher of the newsweeklies for a time as well. For many years he chaired NU‘s Editorial Committee, writing most of the magazine’s lead opinion pieces. Late in his career, he wrote his own column for NU.

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