U.S. Sen. Bob Corker expressed admiration for former Chattanooga Times publisher Ruth Holmberg after her death Wednesday.
In a statement, he said:
While the world knows Ruth Holmberg’s family for starting The New York Times, anyone who knew Ruth knew her heart was always in Chattanooga. In her quiet way, she was one of the kindest and most generous champions for our city that I have ever known, and her impact will be felt for many years to come. Her longtime leadership and stewardship of the Chattanooga Times informed generations of our citizens, and her advocacy for the arts helped transform our community and establish it as a place with tremendous heart and soul. She was a friend to so many and will be greatly missed.
Holmberg was the granddaughter of Adolph Ochs, who bought the Chattanooga Times in the late 1870s.