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(March 31, 1929- ) Born in Racine, Wisconsin. Graduated from Marquette University in 1951. Served in U.S. Army (1951-53), then worked as reporter and later Springfield bureau chief for United Press International (1953-61). In 1961, joined staff of Chicago Daily News as reporter; also served as national correspondent, assistant managing editor, Washington bureau chief, and foreign correspondent, covering Vietnam War and Nigerian civil war. Won 1963 National Headliners Club award for civil rights reporting. Moved to Chicago Tribune when Daily News ceased publication in 1978, eventually becoming Washington bureau chief. Returned to Chicago in 1986; wrote a daily column for Chicago Sun-Times and was a member of Sun-Times editorial board until his retirement in 1999.