Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Peglers in:
 • Gate of Heaven Cemetery
 • Hawthorne
 • Westchester County
 • New York
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Westbrook Pegler
Birth: Aug. 2, 1894
Death: Jun. 24, 1969
Pima County
Arizona, USA

Pulitzer Prize Recipient. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he was a popular nationally syndicated columnist during the 1930s and 1940s. After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War I, he wrote and edited sports material for United News (1919–25) and the Chicago Tribune (1925–33). Beginning in 1933, he wrote a syndicated column titled “Fair Enough,” for the New York World-Telegram which brought him national attention. In 1941, he became the first columnist to win a Pulitzer Prize for exposing labor racketeering in the country. In his column “As Pegler Sees It,” introduced by King Features Syndicate in 1944, he attacked the Supreme Court, the Newspaper Guild, the wealthy, the U.S. tax system, unions, and many other national figures. By the early 1960s, his publication columns ended and he began writing for right-wing publishers such as American Opinion. He died at age 74. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 

Cause of death: Stomach Cancer
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
Westchester County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 40-551-1/3
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 800
Westbrook Pegler
Added by: quebecoise
Westbrook Pegler
Added by: Ginny M
Westbrook Pegler
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Paul Di Troia
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Bernard Johnson
 Added: Jan. 13, 2015

- Old Coot
 Added: Oct. 11, 2014
I am aware of your career, and one biography of you called you "Angry Man of the Press". That sums it up. But the media is for the flow of ideas in all directions, so (in your way) you did your part at that.
- J.B.
 Added: May. 5, 2013
There are 29 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.9 after 27 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service