Smith, Hedrick.

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  • 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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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Smith, Hedrick, 1933-. Hedrick Smith Papers, 1923-1992 (bulk: 1965-1990) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Andreĭ Sakharov papers, 1852-2002 (inclusive), 1960-1990 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Meier mss., 1927-2010 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Aspin, Les person
correspondedWith Bach, Julian person
associatedWith Baker, Howard H. (Howard Henry), 1925- person
associatedWith Baker, James Addison, 1930- person
correspondedWith Buckley, William F., Jr., 1925-2008 person
associatedWith Carter, Jimmy, 1924- person
associatedWith Darman, Richard Gordon, 1943-2008 person
associatedWith Deaver, Michael K. person
associatedWith Dole, Robert J., 1923- person
associatedWith Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006 person
correspondedWith Freedman, Emanuel R. person
associatedWith Galich, Aleksandr, 1918-1977 person
associatedWith Gingrich, Newt person
associatedWith Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich, 1931- person
correspondedWith Harriman, W. Averell (William Averell), 1891-1986 person
correspondedWith Hellman, Lillian, 1905-1984 person
associatedWith Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973 person
associatedWith Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 person
correspondedWith Lewis, Anthony, 1927-2013 person
correspondedWith Manning, Robert, 1919-2012 person
associatedWith McFarlane, Robert C. person
associatedWith Medvedev, Roy Aleksandrovich, 1925- person
associatedWith Medvedev, Zhores A., 1925- person
associatedWith Meier, Deborah person
associatedWith Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 person
associatedWith O'Neill, Tip person
associatedWith Poindexter, John M. person
associatedWith Reagan, Ronald. person
associatedWith Regan, Donald T. person
correspondedWith Reston, James, 1909-1995 person
associatedWith Sakharov, Andreĭ, 1921-1989 person
correspondedWith Sheehan, Neil person
associatedWith Solzhenit︠s︡yn, Aleksandr Isaevich, 1918-2008 person
associatedWith Strategic Arms Limitation Talks. corporateBody
correspondedWith Sulzberger, Arthur Ochs, 1926-2012 person
associatedWith United Press International. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress corporateBody
associatedWith Vysotsky, Vladimir, 1938-1980 person
correspondedWith Wicker, Tom person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Central America
Outer space
Soviet Union
United States
Middle East
Arms control


Birth 1933-07-09





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