McGrory, Mary

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McGrory, Mary Gender: F
born on 22 August 1918
Place Boston, Massachusetts, 42n22, 71w04
Timezone EWT h4w (is war time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Taglilatelo
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American Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist in 1975 for her columns on Watergate. For fifty years, she covered presidential administrations and political issues from the 1954 McCarthy hearings through the Bush administration invasion of Iraq in 2003. She stopped writing her column in March 2003 when she suffered a stroke and she died on April 21, 2004, in Washington, D.C..

She began her career a s a book reviewer in 1947 for the Washington Star, and got her big break in 1954 when her editor sent her to Capitol Hill to cover the Army-McCarthy hearings. He encouraged her to write her columns as if "she were writing a letter to a favorite aunt." When the Star closed its doors in 1981, she joined The Washington Post and stayed until her debilitating stroke. In addition to her Pulitzer, she won the National Press Club's Fourth Estate Award in 1998. She never married.

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  • Work : New Career 1947 (newspaper book reviewer)
  • Work : New Job 1954 (began covering political life)
  • Work : Prize 1975 (Pulitzer Prize for coverage of Watergate)
  • Work : Prize 1998 (National Press Club's Fourth Estate Award)

Source Notes

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  • Traits : Personality : Active
  • Traits : Personality : Charismatic
  • Traits : Personality : Gracious/ sociable
  • Traits : Personality : Hard worker
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Stroke
  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never (never)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Lifestyle : Work : Loves job (said she felt sorry for people who didn't work for newspapers)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Same Job more than 10 yrs (nearly 50 years)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Notable : Awards : Pulitzer prize
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award