Former editor, community leader McQuiddy dies

March 25, 2014 • Local News


Arthur Robert McQuiddy, former editor of the Roswell Morning Dispatch and longtime community leader, died Tuesday afternoon.

McQuiddy, 95, gained international fame for being the newspaper editor during the 1947 Roswell UFO incident, but locally he was known as a strong advocate for many local organizations and institutions.

“He always had a smile on his face and probably was the most knowledgeable person there was about the UFO incident of anybody around,” said Charles Fischer, publisher of the Roswell Daily Record. “If you ever met him, he made everybody’s day feel brighter.”

In 1948, he left the newspaper to become public relations Login to read more

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