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Richard Lee Strout

Richard Lee Strout, American newspaperman, columnist. Recipient George Polk award National Reporting, 1958; award for journalism University Missouri, 1974; Sidney Hillman award, 1974; Fourth Estate award National Press Club, 1975; Pulitzer Special citation, 1978; Population Action Council award, 1983; Federation for Immigration Reform award, 1983.

Background

  • Strout, Richard Lee was born on March 14, 1898 in Cohoes, New York, United States. Son of George Morris and Mary Susan (Lang) Strout.

  • Education

    • AB, Harvard University, 1919. Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1923. Doctor of Literature honorary, Brown University, 1980.

    Career

    • Began newspaper work with Sheffield (England) Independent, 1919. Reporter Boston Post, 1921. With Christian Science Monitor, 1921-1984, Washington Bureau, 1925-1984.

      Transportation Research Board column The New Republic, 1944-1983.

    Works

    Membership

    Commissioned Second lieutenant infantry United States Army, World War I. War correspondent World World War World War II. Fellow Sigma Delta Chi (honorary) Clubs: National Press, Overseas Writers, Cosmos.

    Connections

    • Married Edith R. Mayne, June 21, 1924 (deceased January 1932). Children: Alan Mayne, Phyllis Mayne, Nancy Ewing. Married Ernestine Wilke, September 4, 1939.

      Children: Elizabeth Wilke, Mary Newman.
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    Born March 14, 1898
    Died August 19, 1990
    (aged 92)
    • 1919
      Harvard University
    • 1923
      Harvard University
    • 1980
      Brown University
    • 1919
      Began newspaper work, with Sheffield (England) Independent
    • 1921
      reporter Boston Post
    • 1921 - 1984
      with Christian Science Monitor
    • 1925 - 1984
      with Christian Science Monitor
    • 1944 - 1983
      TRB column The New Republic