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Donal Henahan

Donal Henahan, music critic. Decorated Air Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters; recipient Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, 1986. Poynter fellow Yale University, 1983. Served to 1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1942-1945.

Background

  • Henahan, Donal was born on February 28, 1921 in Cleveland. Son of William Anthony and Mildred (Doyle) Henahan.

  • Education

    • Student, Kent University, 1940. Student, Ohio University, 1942. Bachelor, Northwestern University, 1948.

      Postgraduate, University Chicago, 1949. Postgraduate, Chicago School Music, 1957. Doctor of Music (honorary), Providence College, 1990.

    Career

    • With Chicago Daily News, 1947-1967, music critic, 1957-1967. With New York Times, 1967-1991, chief music critic, 1980-1991, retired, 1991. Member visiting committee University Chicago, 1978-1980.

    Membership

    Served to 1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1942-1945.
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    Born February 28, 1921
    • 1940
      Kent University
    • 1942
      Ohio University
    • 1948
      Northwestern University
    • 1949
      University Chicago
    • 1957
      Chicago School Music
    • 1990
      Providence College
    • 1947 - 1967
      With Chicago Daily News
    • 1957 - 1967
      With Chicago Daily News
    • 1967 - 1991
      with New York Times
    • 1980 - 1991
      with New York Times
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