Jack Nelson, one of Washington’s best and most respected journalists of the past 40 years, died Wednesday morning at his home in Bethesda. Barbara Matusow, his wife, told friends, “I want you to know that Jack passed away this morning. He looked very peaceful and beautiful, young even, which is a lovely image for me to hold on to.”
Barbara was a Washingtonian senior writer from 1987 to 2002, and she has continued to write for the magazine as a contributing editor. In the October issue, Barbara wrote about Jack’s taking part in the clinical trial at NIH and what a wonderful resource those trials can be for Washington area residents. She said Jack was very pleased with the story, especially the picture of him with Barbara and with Leo, his sheltie puppy.
Here is a link to the Washingtonian story.
And here is a link to the Los Angeles Times story today outlining Jack’s incredible career in Washington.