NEW ORLEANS — Stewart Ogilvy, a former Fortune magazine editor active in world federation and environmental movements, died while on a cruise during the Christmas holidays. He was 71.
At the time of his death, Ogilvy was honorary president of Friends of the Earth and a director of the American Movement for World Government.
Ogilvy was born in Winnipeg, Canada, graduated from Trinity College in Connecticut, and worked for the New York Times advertising department and several ad agencies before taking up the cause of world government in the 1940s.
He was a founder of the World Government News, a monthly newsmagazine that until 1951 was the organ for groups interested in federal union of the world's democratic countries.