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Doris Selig, longtime AP communications employee, dies at 90

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A woman who rose from a teenage printer attendant for The Associated Press during World War II to communications executive during a 55-year career with the global news agency has died. Doris Selig was 90.

The DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home near Albany says Selig died Friday.

After graduating from high school in 1943, the Albany native joined the AP bureau there. She tended news copy printers before becoming a teletype operator, punching in stories.

In 1974, she transferred to AP’s communications facility in New Jersey for training as a technician. She later returned to New York and worked in the communications department at AP’s Manhattan headquarters.

Selig retired as assistant chief of communications in 1998.

Survivors include a brother, John Selig. Services are Thursday at Hamilton Union Presbyterian Church in Guilderland.

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