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Westbrook Pegler

AKA Francis James Westbrook Pegler

Born: 2-Aug-1894
Birthplace: Minneapolis, MN
Died: 24-Jun-1969
Location of death: Tucson, AZ
Cause of death: Cancer - Stomach
Remains: Buried, Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Columnist, Journalist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Ultraconservative newspaper columnist

Military service: US Navy (1918-19)

Father: Arthur James Pegler (b. 1862)
Mother: Frances A. Nicholson (b. Sep-1870, d. 24-Mar-1934)
Brother: John A. Pegler (b. 6-Feb-1893)
Wife: Julie Harpman Pegler (m. 28-Aug-1922, d. 8-Nov-1955)
Wife: Pearl Doane (b. 18-Nov-1911, m. 1959, div.)
Wife: Maud Towart (b. 19-Aug-1908, m. 1961)

    High School: Lane Technical High School, Chicago, IL (dropped out)
    University: Loyola University Chicago

    The Chicago Daily News
    Chicago Tribune (1925-33)
    Dutch Treat Club
    John Birch Society expelled
    Jonathan Club
    National Press Club
    Society of Silurians
    Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting (1941)
    Libel lawsuit filed by Quentin Reynolds (29-Jun-1954)

Author of books:
T'ain't Right (1936)
Dissenting Opinions of Mister Westbrook Pegler (1938)
George Spelvin, American (1942)


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