Lee A. Lescaze

LEE A. LESCAZE, a former foreign editor of The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal, died of cancer July 27, 1996 at his home in New York. Mr. Lescaze, a New York native, prepared at Phillips Exeter Academy and was a Harvard College Class of 1960 graduate (where he was a member of Adams House).

In a varied 20-year career with the Post beginning in 1963, Mr. Lescaze served as correspondent in Saigon, Hong Kong and New York; a reporter on the local news staff; and at the White House, assistant foreign editor, foreign editor and national editor.

He was assistant managing editor for the Style section when he left the Post in 1983 to write and edit projects on entertainment and fashion for the Journal. He became foreign editor in 1989 following stints as assistant and deputy foreign editor, then was named weekend editor in 1994. In 1995, he created the Journal’s Friday sports page and its travel and residential real estate pages.

Mr. Lescaze leaves his wife, Lynn Darling, and three daughters.


Published in The Boston Globe July 29, 1996.