Elmer Lower, former president of ABC News, died in Florida. He was 98.

Lower is known to have tripled the size of ABC network's news division during the 60s and 70s. The statement of Lower's death on Tuesday morning at Vero Beach was released by ABC News president Ben Sherwood, an AP report stated.

Lower's term in office as the president of the network was from 1963 to 1974. ABC network saw an enormous grown of employees at that time, from 250 to 750.

Lower, honored with lifetime achievement Emmy award in 1975, is also accredited with being responsible for hiring broadcasting greats such as Peter Jennings, Ted Koppel, Frank Reynolds and Sam Donaldson.

Lower retired in 1978 and went ahead with training young journalists for more than 20 years.