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 Westbrook Pegler

Westbrook Pegler

Birth
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Death 24 Jun 1969 (aged 74)
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
Burial Hawthorne, Westchester County, New York, USA
Plot Section 40-551-1/3
Memorial ID 800 · View Source
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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


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 800
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Westbrook Pegler (2 Aug 1894–24 Jun 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 800, citing Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .