Obituary for Trewhitt

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Sunday January 26, 2003

Henry Lane Trewhitt, 75, resident of Albuquerque since 1989, died Thursday, January 23, 2003. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Barbara; his son Jeffrey and wife, Kathy; granddaughter Laura and husband, Darren Wall; and grandson Andy, all of Frederick, Maryland; his sister, Ganelle McClure; nephew, Bill; and niece, Nelle Samples, all of Cleveland, Tennessee. A graduate of the University of New Mexico in 1949, Hank had a 40 year distinguished career as a reporter and editor at The Santa Fe New Mexican in Los Alamos, The Chattanooga Times, The Baltimore Sun, Newsweek and U.S. News and World Report. His stories included coverage of the development of the Thermonuclear Bomb; the construction of the Berlin Wall; The Vietnam War; the Nixon Watergate scandal; and the collapse of the Soviet Union and Communism in Eastern Europe. He was a frequent panelist on"Washington Week In Review" for 20 years; a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, 53-54; a recipient of the Weintal Award for Diplomatic Correspondence from Georgetown University in 1982; and a panel journalist on a Ford-Carter presidential debate of 1976 and a Reagan-Mondale debate of 1984. He was a member of The Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C. and Albuquerque. His honors included The Distinguished Alumni Award, granted in 1989 during the UNM Centennial; UNM Regent's Meritorious Service Medal, 2002; Award for Excellence, Overseas Press Club, for a 1989 cover article in U.S. News and World Report on the crisis in the Soviet Military; and a Distinguished Service Cross awarded by the Federal Republic of Germany in 1999. He was the author of the 1971 book,"McNamara: His Ordeal in the Pentagon." On retiring from active journalism in 1989, he became an Associate Professor of Journalism at UNM. He taught for eight years and at the time of his death, he was the writing coach of"The Daily Lobo" at UNM. He enjoyed teaching and was proud of all of his students. At his request, there will be no formal service. However, his friends are invited to a Memorial planned by his students at UNM Chapel on Friday, January 31st. at 2 p.m. On Sunday, February 2nd there will be an Open House at his home from 3-5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The New Mexico Daily Lobo Alumni Scholarship Fund in care of Jim Fisher, Student Publications, Marron Hall, Rm. 131, University of New Mexico. Aspen Funeral Alternatives 1935 Juan Tabo NE Albuquerque, NM 87112 323-9000

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