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Hanson Weightman Baldwin

Hanson Weightman Baldwin, American author, editor. Recipient Pulitzer Prize, 1942.

Background

  • Baldwin, Hanson Weightman was born on March 22, 1903 in Baltimore. Son of Oliver Perry and Caroline (Sutton) Baldwin.

  • Education

    • Student, Boys' Latin School, Baltimore. Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1924.

    Career

    • Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1924, advanced through grades to lieutenant (junior grade), served aboard battleships and a destroyer, resigned, 1927. Police reporter, general assigment reporter Baltimore Sun, 1928-1929. With New York Times, 1929-1991, military and naval correspondent, 1937-1942, military editor, 1942-1991.

    Works

    • Battles lost and won: great campaigns of World War II
    • BATTLES LOST AND WON: GREAT CAMPAIGNS OF WORLD WAR II The military editor and analyst of the New York Times evaluates eleven crucial battles of the Second World War, analyzing what happened in each and why, as well as the larger results.

    Connections

    • Married Helen Bruce, June 8, 1931. Children: Barbara, Bruce, Elizabeth.
    • father: Oliver Perry Baldwin
    • mother: Caroline (Sutton) Baldwin
    • spouse: Helen Bruce
    • children: Barbara Baldwin
    • Bruce Baldwin
    • Elizabeth Baldwin
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    Born March 22, 1903
    Died November 13, 1991
    (aged 88)
    Nationality
    • 1924
      United States Naval Academy
    • 1924
      Commissioned ensign United States Navy
    • 1927
      Commissioned ensign United States Navy
    • 1928 - 1929
      police reporter
    • 1929 - 1991
      with New York Times
    • 1937 - 1942
      with New York Times
    • 1942 - 1991
      with New York Times

    Award