Harrison Salisbury

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Birthday
14, 1908
Birthplace
Minnesota
Death Date
Jul 5, 1993 (84)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
14, 1908
Birthplace
Minnesota
Death Date
Jul 5, 1993 (84)

About

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times who was also the author of over two dozen books on the communist world.

Before Fame

He spent 20 years working the foreign bureaus of United Press and served as the Moscow bureau chief of the New York Times from 1949 to 1954.

Trivia

Despite criticism from Senator Joseph McCarthy and his supporters that his stories were too sympathetic toward the Russians, he still won the Pulitzer in 1955.

Family Life

He grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota as the son of Percy Pritchard Salisbury and Georgiana Evans Salisbury.

Associated With

His sympathetic portrayals of Martin Luther King and the civil rights struggle in the deep south prompted a $6 million libel lawsuit against the New York Times, which was found in favor of the newspaper.