The Humble writer
Philadelphia lost this week one of his most distinguished men of letters. Peter Husted Binzen, a former journalist and editor at The Evening and Sunday Bulletin, died at 94, after chronicling the history of our city for half a century. Joseph R. Daughen, a former Bulletin reporter who collaborated with Mr. Binzen on two books, said he thought of his comrade as "Lincolnesque" - honest and humble. "He had a great sense of humor, and never took himself too seriously, but he took his work seriously," Daughen said in an obituary published yesterday at Philly.com and The Inquirer.