Jack Anderson

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Birthday
19, 1922
Birthplace
Long Beach, CA
Death Date
Dec 17, 2005 (83)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
19, 1922
Birthplace
Long Beach, CA
Death Date
Dec 17, 2005 (83)

About

Muckraking newspaper columnist who wrote about such Washington scandals as Watergate, the alleged Mafia ties of J. Edgar Hoover, and a CIA plan to kill Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

Before Fame

At age twelve, he penned a column for a Utah Boy Scouts publication. He later wrote for The Salt Lake Tribune and served in World War II.

Trivia

In 1972, he won the Pulitzer Prize for his investigative journalism work on American-Pakistani relations.

Family Life

He was born in southern California to Mormon parents, and he was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He and his wife Olivia became parents to nine children.

Associated With

He wrote on such controversial topics as the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.