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David Halberstam, American Journalist, author. Recipient Pulitzer prize for international reporting, 1964, George Polk Memorial award, 1964; Louis Lyons award, 1964; Page One award for Congo reporting, 1962; Overseas Press Club award, 1973. Trustee The Brearley School, 1993. Member Society American Historians.


Halberstam, David was born on April 10, 1934 in New York City. Son of Charles A. and Blanche (Levy) Halberstam.


AB, Harvard University, 1955. Degree (honorary), City College of New York. Degree (honorary), Colby College.

Degree (honorary), Colorado State Columbia Teachers College, New York City. Degree (honorary), Columbia College, Chicago. Degree (honorary), Dartmouth College.

Degree (honorary), Drew University. Degree (honorary), Elizabethtown College. Degree (honorary), Ithaca College.

Degree (honorary), Knox College. Degree (honorary), Lake Forest College. Degree (honorary), Lawrence College.

Degree (honorary), Mercy College. Degree (honorary), University Michigan, Ann Arbor. Degree, Nazareth College, Rochester, New York.

Degree (honorary), University New Haven. Degree (honorary), Niagara College. Degree (honorary), Tufts University.

Degree (honorary), Tulane University. Degree (honorary), University South, Sewanee. Degree (honorary), University South Carolina, Spartanburg.

Degree (honorary), Wesleyan University.


Reporter, West Point (Mississippi) Daily Times Leader, 1955-1956;Reporter, Nashville Tennessean, 1956-1960;member of staff, New York Times, 1960-1967;correspondent, New York Times, Congo, 1961-1962;correspondent, New York Times, Vietnam, 1962-1963;correspondent, New York Times, New York City, 1964-1965;correspondent, New York Times, Warsaw, Poland, 1965-1966;expelled, 1966;assigned, New York City, 1966-1967;contributing editor, Harper's magazine, 1967-1971.



Trustee The Brearley School, 1993. Member Society of America Historians.


Married Elzbieta Tchizevska, June 13, 1965 (divorced 1977). Married Jean Sandness Butler, June 29, 1979. 1 daughter, Julia Sandness.

Charles A. Halberstam

Blanche (Levy) Halberstam

Elzbieta Tchizevska

Jean Sandness Butler