News Organizations and Titles: Editor emeritus, The Kiplinger Washington Letter, 1994-present; editor in chief, The Kiplinger Washington Letter, 1961-94;executive editor, The Kiplinger Washington Letter, 1956-61; editor in chief, Changing Times Magazine, 1979-83; publisher, Changing Times Magazine, 1959-79; news commentator, NBC Chicago, 1955-56; news commentator, ABC Chicago, 1951-55; columnist, Chicago Journal of Commerce, 1948-50; executive editor, Kiplinger Magazine (renamed Changing Times), 1945-48; reporter, San Francisco Chronicle, 1940-41; reporter, Kiplinger Washington Letter, 1939; reporter, the Ithaca Journal and Associated Press, 1936.
Legacy: With his father, W.M. Kiplinger, Austin founded the first personal finance magazine, The Kiplinger Magazine, in 1947. The publication was renamed Changing Times and is now Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine. He also headed the Kiplinger publishing dynasty for about 30 years.
Journalistic Progeny: Son Knight Kiplinger, editor in chief and publisher of Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine and editor of the Kiplinger Letters.
Personal: Born Sept. 19, 1918, in Washington, D.C. Chairman emeritus, board of trustees, Cornell University; president of the Tudor Place Foundation; chairman of the Federal City Council; serves on the board of the National Symphony Orchestra; member, board of trustees, National Press Foundation; 50-year member of the National Press Club; member, Washington Hall of Fame of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Family: Married Mary Louise Cobb on Dec. 11, 1944. They have two sons, Todd and Knight.
Awards:Mr. Kiplinger was part of the ABC team that won the Peabody Award for coverage of the 1952 Republican National Convention in Chicago.
Books:Co-authored with his father "Boom and Inflation Ahead," 1958; co-authored with his son, Knight, "Washington Now," 1975 and "America in the Global '90s," 1989; co-authored with Arnold B. Barach "The Exciting '80s."
Education: Graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell University in 1939; he did graduate study in economics at Harvard University.
What he has said about himself or his publications: "Our success is in helping our subscribers do their job. We take our cue from our readers. We don't look over our shoulder at our competitors. The most important award and reward is a good renewal rate."