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Jack Northman Anderson

Jack Northman Anderson, American newspaper columnist. Recipient Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, 1972. Secretary, trustee Chinese Refugee Relief, from 1962. Served with United States Merchant Marine, 1944-1945; with Army of the United States, 1946-1947. Member White House Corresponding Association Clubs: National Press (Washington).

Background

  • Anderson, Jack Northman was born on October 19, 1922 in Long Beach, California, United States. Son of Orlando N. and Agnes (Mortensen) Anderson.

  • Education

    • Student, University Utah, 1941. Student, Georgetown University, 1948. Student, George Washington University, 1948.

    Career

    • Reporter Salt Lake City Tribune, 1939-1941. Missionary in Southern states for Mormon Church, 1941-1944. War correspondent Deseret News, 1945.

      Member staff Washington Merry-go-Round column, 1947—2004, co-writer, 1965—1969, writer, 1969—2004. Washington editor Parade magazine, 1954-1968, bureau chief, from 1968. Host, panelist United Press International Roundtable.

    Works

    • The Case Against Congress - A Compelling Indictment of Corruption on Capitol Hill
    • In thisvitally important book, Washington's boldest reporting team tells the full, explosive story of the nation's biggest scandal- the misconduct of the men and women who are sent to the nation's capital to write America's laws but who all too often abuse their power and privilege by placing their own interests ahead of those of the American people.
    • Mystic Fiasco How the Indians Won The Pequot War
    • American histories have long held that in May 1637---"Connecticut's Birthday"---a small force of English colonists guided by Mohegan Native allies set out to break the back of Pequot dominion in New England.
    • Mystic Fiasco How the Indians Won The Pequot War
    • American histories have long held that in May 1637---"Connecticut's Birthday"---a small force of English colonists guided by Mohegan Native allies set out to break the back of Pequot dominion in New England.
    • Fiasco
    • Jack Anderson was an investigative journalist who broke major stories of the 1970s oil crisis.

    Membership

    Secretary, trustee Chinese Refugee Relief, from 1962. Served with United States Merchant Marine, 1944-1945. With Army of the United States, 1946-1947.

    Member White House Corresponding Association Clubs: National Press (Washington).

    Connections

    • Married Olivia Farley, August 10, 1949. Children: Cheri, Lance F., Laurie, Tina, Kevin N., Randy N., Tanya, Rodney V., Bryan W.
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    Died December 17, 2005
    (aged 83)
    • 1941
      University Utah
    • 1948
      Georgetown University
    • 1948
      George Washington University
    • 1939 - 1941
      Reporter Salt Lake City Tribune
    • 1941 - 1944
      missionary in Southern states for Mormon Church
    • 1945
      war correspondent Deseret News
    • 1954 - 1968
      Washington editor Parade magazine
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