Jack Sampson (1922 - 2007)

Jack Sampson (1922 - 2007)

Former FR&R Saltwater columnist Jack Sampson died in March, just shy of his 85th birthday. Jack began writing FR&R's Saltwater column in 1989 and

Former FR&R Saltwater columnist Jack Sampson died in March, just shy of his 85th birthday. Jack began writing FR&R's Saltwater column in 1989 and for 10 years he shared his tales of chasing permit and marlin around the world. Jack was a pioneering angler who wrote some of the definitive books on saltwater angling. He began a career as a writer and journalist following service as a bomber navigator in World War II. His career included stints with United Press International, the Associated Press and 13 years as the editor-in-chief of Field& Stream.