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 Drew Pearson

Drew Pearson

Birth
Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 1 Sep 1969 (aged 71)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Potomac, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 2699 · View Source
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Newspaper Columnist. Born in Evanston, Illinois, for over five decades he was a newspaper and radio journalist noted for his syndicated newspaper column "Washington Merry-Go-Round". After graduating from Swarthmore College in 1919, he went on to serve as a foreign journalist for newspapers in Europe, Australia, India and South Africa. By the the 1940s, as a journalist for the Baltimore Sun, the syndication of his column "Washington Merry-Go-Round", was in some 350 newspapers nationwide and in more than 600 newspapers with readers estimated at 60 million by 1969. Pearson compiled scripts and was broadcaster for the NBC show, "News for the Americas" and his "Washington Merry-Go-Round", was syndicated throughout the United States, as his television show from the 1950s, until his death. He died of a heart attack at age 71.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2699
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Drew Pearson (13 Dec 1897–1 Sep 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2699, citing Merry Go Round Farm, Potomac, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .