Jack Nelson

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Birthday
11, 1929
Birthplace
Alabama
Death Date
Oct 21, 2009 (80)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
11, 1929
Birthplace
Alabama
Death Date
Oct 21, 2009 (80)

About

Revered journalist who was considered a leading figure in journalism relating to the civil rights movement as well as the Watergate scandal. He won the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on Georgia mental institutions in 1960.

Before Fame

He wrote press releases for the U.S. Army.

Trivia

His bullish reporting style earned him the nickname "Scoop" while working at the Biloxi Daily Herald.

Family Life

His wife was fellow journalist Barbara Matusow.

Associated With

He was the subject of a smear campaign led by FBI head J. Edgar Hoover, who falsely accused him of being an alcoholic.