Dietz, David, 1897-

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Birth 1897
Death 1984

Biographical notes:

David Dietz (1897-1984) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist and author. He was science editor for the Scripps-Howard Newspapers and science correspondent for NBC News from 1940-1950, and was heard on ''Morgan Beatty News of the World'' over 181 stations. .

  • 1915: Joined editorial staff-Cleveland Press-until retirement
  • 1918: m. Dorothy B. Cohen. (2 daughters, 1 son) 1918 Private, U. S. Army
  • 1919: B. A. Western Reserve University
  • 1921: Science Editor, Scripps-Howard Newspapers until retirement
  • 1927 (to late 1970's): lecturer in general science, Western Reserve
  • 1931: Published Story of science
  • 1937: Pulitzer Prize for journalism
  • 1937: Published Medical magic
  • 1940: B. F. Goodrich Award for distinguished public service
  • 1940 - 1946 : Member Publicity Committee, National Research Council, Division of Medical Science
  • 1942: Member, Harvard University Institute on War Problems
  • 1944 - 1947 : Consultant. to Surgeon General, U. S. Army
  • 1945: U. S. War Department, Certificate of Appreciation
  • 1945: Published Atomic energy in the coming era
  • 1945 - 1976 : President, Shaker Heights Public Library Board of Trustees
  • 1946: Westinghouse Distinguished Science Writers Award
  • 1946: Article "Atomic Bomb", Encyclopedia Britannica, 1946 ed.
  • 1946 - 1956 : Articles on atomic energy, Britannica Book of the Year
  • 1948: Hon. Litt: D. Western Reserve
  • 1954: Hon LLD Bowling Green State University
  • 1954: Lasker Award for medical journalism
  • 1954: Published Atomic Science, bombs and power
  • 1958: Ohioana Career Medal
  • 1958: Published All about satellites and space ships
  • 1960: Published All about great medical discoveries
  • 1961: James T. Grady Award, American Chemical Society
  • 1965: Published All about the universe
  • 1969: Published Stars and the universe
  • 1972: Published New outline of science
  • 1977: Retired

From the guide to the David Dietz Papers, 1916-1977, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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