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Wallace Turner

Wallace Turner was American reporter. Recipient Heywood Broun award for reporting, 1952, 56; Pulitzer Prize for reporting, 1957.

Background

  • Turner, Wallace was born on March 15, 1921 in Titusville, Florida, United States. Son of Clyde H. and Ina B. (Wallace) Turner.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Journalism, University Missouri, 1943. Postgraduate (Nieman fellow), Harvard University, 1959.

    Career

    • Reporter Springfield (Missouri) Daily News, 1943, Portland Oregonian, 1943-1959. News director Station KPTV, Portland, 1959-1961. Assistant secretary United States Department Health, Education & Welfare (Department of Health), Washington, 1961-1962.

      Reporter The New York Times, San Francisco, 1962—1988, San Francisco bureau chief, 1970-1985, Seattle bureau chief, 1985-1988.

    Works

    • Author: Gamblers Money: The New Force in American Life, 1965, The Morman Establishment, 1967.

    Connections

    • Married Pearl Burk, June 12, 1943. Chldren: Kathleen Turner, Elizabeth Turner Everett.
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    Died September 18, 2010
    (aged 89)
    • 1943
      University Missouri
    • 1959
      Harvard University
    • 1943
      Reporter Springfield (Missouri) Daily News
    • 1943 - 1959
      Reporter Springfield (Missouri) Daily News
    • 1959 - 1961
      news director, Station KPTV
      Portland, Jamaica
    • 1961 - 1962
      assistant, secretary United States Department Health
      Washington, United States
    • 1962 - 1988
      reporter The New York Times
      San Francisco, California, United States
    • 1970 - 1985
      reporter The New York Times
    • 1985 - 1988
      reporter The New York Times
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