Albert Merriman Smith

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Birthday
10, 1913
Birthplace
Georgia
Death Date
Apr 13, 1970 (57)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
10, 1913
Birthplace
Georgia
Death Date
Apr 13, 1970 (57)

About

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who obtained the award in 1964 for his coverage of the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy.

Before Fame

As a child he became known by his middle name "Merriman," and was later given the nickname "Smitty."

Trivia

He was the first journalist to publicly use the term "grassy knoll" in his coverage of the assassination.

Family Life

He killed himself after his son was killed while serving in Vietnam.

Associated With

He was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Lyndon Johnson in 1967.