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Philip Merrill Memorial Service

Vice President Dick Cheney, dignitaries, friends and family gathered yesterday to remember the life of publisher and former diplomat Philip Merrill, 72, who passed on while sailing alone on the Chesapeake Bay on June 10, 2006. Phil Merrill purchased Capital-Gazette Newspapers in 1968, later adding Baltimore magazine and Washingtonian magazine (1979) to his company.
My husband took great joy in publishing the Capital-Gazette Newspapers and the Washingtonian. He was particularly proud of the fact that he ran the oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States. - Eleanor Merrill on the passing of her husband

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Outside entrance view of Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium.

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Photo of Philip Merrill when he was a young soldier.

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Merrillisms - The Wisdom of Phil Merrill

1. Set and objective and take steps toward reaching it.

2. Extract promises and hold people to them.

The most important thing an executive does is finding and keeping good people.

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Inside view of Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium during Philip Merrill memorial service.

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Mr. Merrill's son, Douglas Merrill

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"America the Beautiful" led by Reba Patterson.

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Vice President Dick Cheney "The apparent death of Phil Merrill is a tragic loss for the Nation."

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Vice President Dick Cheney "I have known Phil for 25 years as a friend, an advisor and a patriot."

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Vice President Dick Cheney "Phil and Ellie Merrill have been some of our closest friends during our years in Washington."

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Vice President Dick Cheney "Phil was one of those rare individuals who was good at everything he ever tried, and he made major contributions--public, business and philanthropic."

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Vice President Dick Cheney "His dedication to the Nation and his devotion to his family were an inspiration to all of us who were privileged to know him."

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R. James Woolsey Jr., former director of the Central Intelligence Agency "He became what he was, a skipper with a great heart."

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R. James Woolsey Jr., former director of the Central Intelligence Agency

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Washingtonian Editor John A. Limpert joked while he held up one finger, the classic Phillip Merril 'in one minute' gesture.

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Washingtonian Editor John A. Limpert

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