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MSP author Jean Otto dies at 86

September 20, 2011

Marion Street Press author of "First Love: Memoirs of a First Amendment Freedom Fighter" died Thursday, Sept. 15 at age 86. Read her obituary at the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

Otto was the first female editorial writer at The Milwaukee Journal in 1972 and the first female president of The Society of Professional Journalists in 1979. She also founded the First Amendment Congress. "It is basically a conversation with the public about the fact that the free press is a public right," she said. In addition, she taught at the University of Denver.

A memorial service will be held Friday, Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. at the Milwaukee Catholic Home on 2462 N. Prospect Ave. in Wisconsin.