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Jerome Richard Watson

Jerome Richard Watson, American journalist. Recipient Robert F. Kennedy award Robert F. Kennedy Memorial, Washington, 1971, Distinguished Service award Sigma Delta Chi, 1982, Publisher's award Chicago Sun Times, 1985; Nieman fellow Harvard University, 1970-1971. Member The White House Corrs. Association (board directors 1988-1991), Gridiron Club.

Background

  • Watson, Jerome Richard was born on May 6, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Raja Eminger and Irene (Sutherland) Watson.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Wright Junior College, 1958. Bachelor of Science J., Northwestern University, 1960. Master of Science J., Northwestern University, 1961.

    Career

    • Reporter Chicago City News Bureau, 1960-1961. Reporter Hollister Newspapers, Wilmette, Illinois, 1961-1964, Chicago Sun Times, 1964-1993, political editor, columnist, 1972-1976, Washington correspondent, 1977-1986, Washington bureau chief, 1987-1993.

    Membership

    Member The White House Corrs. Association (board directors 1988-1991), Gridiron Club. Clubs: National Press, Gridiron.

    Personality

    Interests

    Jogging, history, metaphysical studies.

    Connections

    • Married Jerilyn Clara Ellis, February 6, 1965. Children: Corin Jerome, Miles Girard.
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    Died December 19, 1993
    (aged 55)
    • 1958
      Wright Junior College
    • 1960
      Northwestern University
    • 1961
      Northwestern University
    • 1960 - 1961
      Reporter Chicago City News Bureau
    • 1961 - 1964
      reporter Hollister Newspapers
      Wilmette, Illinois, United States
    • 1964 - 1993
      reporter Hollister Newspapers
    • 1972 - 1976
      reporter Hollister Newspapers
    • 1977 - 1986
      reporter Hollister Newspapers
    • 1987 - 1993
      reporter Hollister Newspapers
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