Pulitzer Prize Winner for National Reporting in 1963 for his coverage of the Supreme Court.
He was Managing Editor of the Harvard Crimson while attending Harvard University, where he graduated in 1948.
He was widely considered to have created the field of legal journalism in the U.S.
He had three children with his wife Linda Rannells, whom he divorced in 1982.
He received the Presidential Citizens Medal from President Bill Clinton in 2001.