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Harrison Evans Evans Salisbury


Harrison Evans Salisbury, American writer. Recipient Distinguished Achievement medal University Minnesota, 1955, Pulitzer prize for international correspondent, 1955, George Polk Memorial award foreign reporting, 1957, 67, Sigma Delta Chi award foreign correspondent, 1958, Overseas Press Club Asian award, 1967, Sidney Hillman award, 1967.


Salisbury, Harrison Evans was born on November 14, 1908 in Minneapolis. Son of Percy Pritchard and Georgiana (Evans) Salisbury.


Bachelor of Arts Minnesota, 1930. Doctor of Laws, Macalester College, 1967. Doctor of Laws, Ursinus College, 1971.

Doctor of Laws, Columbia College, Chicago, 1973. Doctor of Laws, Tufts University, 1985. Doctor of Laws, Amherst College, 1985.

Doctor of Humane Letters, Maryland Institute, 1967. Doctor of Humane Letters, University Portland, 1971. Doctor of Humane Letters, Carleton College, 1976.

D. Journalism, Assumption College, 1967. Post graduate (Montgomery scholar), Dartmouth College, 1980. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Grandview College, 1980.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Dowling College, 1986. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Hofstra University, 1992. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Occidental College, 1992.


Reporter Minneapolis Journal, 1928-1929. Correspondent United Press, St. Paul, 1930, later Chicago, Washington and New York City, became London manager, 1943, Moscow, 1944, foreign news editor, 1944-1948. Moscow correspondent New York Times, 1949-1954, member New York staff, 1954-1963, assistant managing editor, 1964-1972, associate editor, 1972-1974, editor Op-Ed page, 1970-1973.



Member American Academy and Institute Arts and Letters (president 1975-1976), Authors League (president 1980-1985), Century Association (New York City), National Press Club (Washington), Theta Delta Chi, Sigma Delta Chi.


Married Mary Hollis, April 1, 1933 (divorced). Children: Michael, Stephan. Married Charlotte Y. Rand, 1964.

Percy Pritchard Salisbury

Georgiana (Evans) Salisbury

Mary Hollis

Charlotte Y. Rand

Michael Salisbury

Stephan Salisbury