Murray Kempton

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Birthday
16, 1917
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
May 5, 1997 (79)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
16, 1917
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
May 5, 1997 (79)

About

All-star journalist who won the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for Journalism.

Before Fame

He was stationed in New Guinea and the Philippines while serving in the US Army during World War II.

Trivia

He won the 1974 U.S. National Book Award in the Contemporary Affairs category for his book The Briar Patch: The People of the State of New York versus Lumumba Shakur.

Family Life

He died of pancreatic cancer two years after the death of his second wife.

Associated With

He once worked for Rupert Murdoch at the New York Post.