Remembering Ken

by John J. Miller

In the Washington Times, Bill Schulz writes about the legacy of his Reader’s Digest colleague Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, who died last week:

In 1960, 16-year old Kenneth Tomlinson boarded a Trailways bus in the southwestern Virginia mountain town of Galax. The following morning, he got off the bus in Washington, D.C., and began a journey that would take him from a summer internship to journalistic and governmental heights that he could not have imagined.

Along the way he would be ambushed by a legion of congressional, bureaucratic and journalistic hit men who saw him, correctly, as a fierce opponent of the ruling establishment.