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Edwin H. Brandt Jr.

Edwin H. Brandt Jr.

Edwin H. Brandt Jr., a retired Baltimore Sun editor and author who led its sports department and covered 1950s Baltimore Orioles and Colts games, died of complications from a stroke Thursday at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Timonium resident was 85.

Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Edwin H. Brandt Sr., a City Hall figure who was secretary to mayors William F. Broening, Howard W. Jackson and Theodore R. McKeldin. His mother was Lillian Kilmore, a homemaker. The family lived at 22nd and Barclay streets.

He was a 1947 graduate of City College and enrolled at Western Maryland College, now McDaniel College. While a student, he met his future wife. "I met him on the chapel...