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Mike Royko

Mike RoykoAKA Michael Royko

Born: 19-Sep-1932
Birthplace: Chicago, IL [1]
Died: 29-Apr-1997
Location of death: Chicago, IL [2]
Cause of death: Stroke
Remains: Buried, Acacia Park Cemetery, Chicago, IL

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Columnist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Syndicated Chicago columnist

Military service: USAF (radio operator, Korean War)


[1] St. Mary of Nazareth Hospital, Chicago, IL.

[2] Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL.

Father: Michael Royko
Mother: Helen Zak
Wife: Carol Joyce Duckman (m. 6-Nov-1954, d. 19-Sep-1979 stroke, two sons)
Son: David (b. 1960)
Son: Robert (bank robber, b. 1964)
Wife: Judith Arndt (m. 21-May-1985, one son, one daughter)
Son: Samuel
Daughter: Katherine

    High School: Montefiore High School, Chicago, IL
    University:
Wright Junior College

    Chicago Tribune 1984
    The Chicago Sun-Times 1978-84
    The Chicago Daily News 1956-78
    Pulitzer Prize for Commentary 1972
    Angioplasty (26-Dec-1996)
    Stroke 30-Mar-1997
    Polish Ancestry Maternal
    Ukrainian Ancestry Paternal

Author of books:
Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago (1971, biography)


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