Smith, Hedrick.

Alternative names
Birth 1933-07-09

Biographical notes:

Biographical Note

  • 1933, July 9: Born, Kilmacolm, Scotland
  • 1951: Graduated Choate School, Wallingford, Conn.
  • 1955: B.A., Williams College, Williamstown, Mass.
  • 1955 - 1956 : Fulbright Scholarship, Balliol College, Oxford University, Oxford, England
  • 1956 - 1959 : United States Air Force
  • 1957: Married Ann Bickford (divorced 1985)
  • 1959 - 1962 : Reporter, United Press International, Memphis, Tenn.; Nashville, Tenn.; Atlanta, Ga.; and Cape Canaveral, Fla.
  • 1962 - 1988 : Correspondent, bureau chief, and editor, New York Times1962, correspondent covering civil rights in the South1962-1963, diplomatic news correspondent, Washington, D.C.1963-1964, temporary correspondent, Vietnam1964-1966, correspondent, Middle East; Cairo, Egypt; and United Arab Republic1966-1971, diplomatic news correspondent, Washington, D.C.1968, correspondent for Vietnam peace negotiations, Paris, France1971-1974, Moscow, USSR, bureau chief1975-1976, deputy national editor1976-1979, Washington bureau chief1980-1985, chief Washington correspondent1987-1988, Washington correspondent, New York Times Magazine
  • 1969 - 1970 : Nieman Fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1971: Coauthor of The Pentagon Papers
  • 1972: Awarded Pulitzer Prize for his contributions to the publication of the Pentagon Papers
  • 1974: Awarded Pulitzer Prize for international reporting from the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe
  • 1976: Published, The Russians. New York: Quadrangle/New York Times Book Co.
  • 1980: Contributor, Reagan the Man, the President. New York: Macmillan Pub. Co.
  • 1986: Contributor, Beyond Reagan: The Politics of Upheaval. New York: Warner Books
  • 1987: Married Susan Zox
  • 1988: Published, The Power Game: How Washington Works. New York: Random House
  • 1989: Host and writer for Public Broadcasting Service television series, "The Power Game"
  • 1989 - : Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of International Studies, Washington, D.C.
  • 1990: Published, The New Russians. New York: Random House
  • 1990: Commentator and writer for the television production "Inside Gorbachev's USSR"
  • 1992: Editor, The Media and the Gulf War. Washington, D.C.: Seven Locks Press
  • 1995: Published, Rethinking America. New York: Random House

From the guide to the Hedrick Smith Papers, 1923-1992, (bulk 1965-1990), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)


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