Crosby N. Boyd, 92,
Crosby Noyes Boyd, who worked his way up from cashier clerk at the old Washington Star Newspaper Co. to chairman of its board on his retirement, died Saturday in Cape May, N.J., of coronary artery disease. He was 92.
Born in Philadelphia in 1903 and a graduate of Princeton University, he shaped his career after his grandfather, Crosby S. Noyes, who worked at the Washington-based Evening Star newspaper from 1853 to 1908.
Mr. Boyd began his newspaper career in 1931 as a clerk in the cashier's office of the Star company. After a stint in the Army Air Force during World War II, he served as president from 1963 to 1968 and as board chairman until retiring in 1973.
He was a resident of Islamorada, Fla., but spent summers at Cape May. His first wife, Elizabeth, died in 1980.
He is survived by his second wife, Jean, two daughters and a son.
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