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(April 3, 1915-June 29, 1986) Born near Colchester, Illinois; educated at Western Illinois State Teachers College. Taught at rural schools. Wrote first newspaper story while a subscription salesman at Macomb (Illinois) Daily Journal. Edited newspapers in Carlsbad and Hobbs, New Mexico. During World War II worked as war correspondent for Associated Press, filing stories on Anzio, the invasion of southern France, and the Battle of the Bulge. After the war wrote column "Assignment: America" for King Features and reported for International News Service from Europe and the Middle East. In 1948 joined staff of Lake Charles American Press; exposed a Louisiana gambling syndicate. Last worked as reporter and editorial writer for Baton Rouge Morning Advocate. Died in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.