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Oliver Pilat

Oliver Pilat, American newspaperman. Vice chairman New York County Liberal party, 1974-1978. Member Authors Guild, Inner Circle, P.E.N., New York Newspaper Guild (president 1965), Silurians (president 1972), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Gamma Delta.

Background

  • Pilat, Oliver was born on August 7, 1903 in New York City. Son of Oliver I. and Emma (Ramsay) Pilat.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Amherst College, 1926.

    Career

    • With Brooklyn Eagle, 1926-1936, European correspondent, 1930-1934. With New York Post, 1937-1965, Washington correspondent, 1943-1949, political reporter New York City, 1949-1965. Assistant to Mayor Lindsay, 1966-1967.

      Assistant to council President Garelik, 1970-1971. Writer-in-residence New School for Social Research, 1974-1979.

    Membership

    Vice chairman New York County Liberal party, 1974-1978. Member Authors Guild, Inner Circle, P.E.N., New York Newspaper Guild (president 1965), Silurians (president 1972), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Gamma Delta.

    Connections

    • Married Avice Riddle, April 11, 1930. Children: Carl Jeffrey, Betsy.
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    Born August 7, 1903
    Died July 21, 1987
    (aged 83)
    • 1926
      Amherst College
    • 1926 - 1936
      With Brooklyn Eagle
    • 1930 - 1934
      With Brooklyn Eagle
    • 1937 - 1965
      with New York Post
    • 1943 - 1949
      with New York Post
    • 1949 - 1965
      with New York Post
    • 1966 - 1967
      assistant, to Mayor Lindsay
    • 1970 - 1971
      assistant, to council President Garelik
    • 1974 - 1979
      writer, -in-residence New School for Social Research
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