Award-winning investigative journalist known for his work with the Pittsburgh Post, the United Press, and particularly the Chicago Tribune. He also published a politically-themed newsletter called In Fact.
He and his younger brother and fellow writer, Gilbert Seldes, grew up in Alliance Colony, New Jersey.
While working for the Chicago Tribune, he secured a 1922 interview with Russian Communist leader Vladimir Putin.
He married Helen Wiesman in 1932. He outlived his wife by two decades, passing away in 1995 at the age of 104.
He and fellow writer Bob Greene both worked for The Chicago Tribune.