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newspaper columnist , writer

Herb Caen, American newspaper columnist, writer. Decorated Medaille de la Liberation France, 1949; recipient Pulitzer Prize, 1996, Lifetime Achievement award National Society Newspaper Columnists, Distinguished Achievement in Journalism award Southern California School Journalism, American Book award; walkway along the the Embarcadero in San Francisco named Herb Caen Way.

Background

Caen, Herb was born on April 3, 1916 in Sacramento, California, United States. Son of Lucien and Augusta (Gross) Caen.

Education

Student, Sacramento Junior College, 1934.

Career

Daily newspaper columnist, San Francisco Chronicle, 1936-1950, 1958-1997;columnist, San Francisco Examiner, 1950-1958.

Works

Membership

Served from private to captain United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945. Member of California Tennis.

Connections

Married Bea Matthews, 1942 (divorced 1948). Married Sally Gilbert, February 15, 1952 (divorced 1959). Married Maria Theresa Shaw, March 9, 1963 (divorced 1982).

1 child, Christopher. Married Ann Moller, April 20, 1996. Stepchildren: Stephen Moller, Catherine Moller.

father:
Lucien Caen

mother:
Augusta (Gross) Caen

spouses:
Bea Matthews

Sally Gilbert

Maria Theresa Shaw

Ann Moller

children:
Christopher Caen

Stephen Moller Caen

Catherine Moller Caen