Sep. 25, 1905 Green Bay Brown County Wisconsin, USA
Jan. 15, 1982 Stamford Fairfield County Connecticut, USA
Journalist. Born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and graduated from Notre Dame in 1927. He went to work for the Milwaukee "Sentinel" as a general assignment reporter. The next year he went to work for the St. Louis "Star", with his first sports assignment being a night football game. Later he worked for the Philadelphia "Record", where he formed a close friendship with Grantland Rice. In 1945 he moved to the New York "Herald-Tribune" and was the most widely syndicated sports columnist by 1954. In 1971 he joined the New York "Times" and in 1976 won the Pulitzer Prize.