Pearson, Drew, 1897-1969

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From the description of Papers of Drew Pearson, 1947-1952. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 74986025

Andrew Russell "Drew" Pearson (1897-1969) was a journalist who traveled extensively as a foreign correspondent for several newspapers, including the Baltimore Sun. In 1931, Pearson and Robert S. Allen anonymously co-authored a book entitled Washington Merry-Go-Round, with gossip about the Washington, D.C. higher-ups, President Herbert Hoover, and Congress. In 1932, they wrote another book, entitled More Merry-Go-Round. When their employers discovered who had written the books, they were both fired from their jobs. In 1932, they began writing a daily newspaper column, Washington Merry-Go-Round, which eventually was syndicated in hundreds of newspapers nationwide. From 1938 to 1955 he also had a weekly radio program. When Pearson died in 1969, the column was continued by writer Jack Anderson.

From the description of Pearson, Drew, 1897-1969 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10580814

Columnist and radio and television commentator Drew Pearson (Andrew Russell) was born in Evanston, Illinois on December 13, 1897. He was educated at the Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire, and Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania where he received an A.B. degree in 1919.

Mr. Pearson was the director of the American Friends Service Commission in Serbia, Montenegro and Albania from 1919-1921, an instructor in industrial geography at the University of Pennsylvania and he also lectured on American, Australian and New Zealand chautaquas before he began his career as a commentator. He was the United States delegate to the Atlantic Conference in 1959, he has interviewed many important Europeans and he holds foreign decorations. His publications include Washington Merry-Go-Round (1931), The American Diplomatic Game (1935), and The Nine Old Men .

He is presently (August, 1967) farming in Rockville, Maryland when he is not writing his daily newspaper column, The Washington Merry Go-Round . Mr. Pearson belongs to the Overseas Press Club, the National Press Club, the Overseas Writers' Club and the Cosmos Club of Washington. He has been married twice and is maintaining a residence in Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the Drew Pearson Papers, 1945-1972, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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referencedIn Maurice Rosenblatt Papers, 1910-2003, (bulk 1942-2000) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn McSurely, Alan, 1936-. Alan McSurely papers, 1928-1985 (bulk 1960s-1980s). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Courtney Letts de Espil Papers, 1925-1994, (bulk 1930-1949) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Lindsey, Ben B. (Ben Barr), 1869-1943. Ben B. Lindsey papers, 1838-1957 (bulk 1890-1943). Library of Congress
creatorOf Johnson, Louis Arthur, 1891-1966. Papers of Louis Arthur Johnson [manuscript] 1930-64. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Small, William Arden, 1894-1975. Small papers, 1926-1968 (bulk 1943-1968) Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
referencedIn Newcomer, E. D., 1896-1973. Newcomer portraits, M-Z, 1926-1970 (bulk 1950-1969). Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
referencedIn Matthews, J. B. (Joseph Brown), 1894-1966. Papers, 1862-1986. bulk 1930-1969. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Evjue, William Theodore, 1882-1970. Papers, ca. 1880-1969. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Alan E. Abrams papers, 1959-1982, 1964-1971 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Peter Gulbrandsen Papers, 1917-1954 Bancroft Library
referencedIn Murray D. Van Wagoner Papers, 1921-1949 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Miller, Francis Pickens, 1895-1978. Papers of Francis Pickens Miller [manuscript], 1885-1976. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Paul Blanshard Papers, 1912-1979 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Flynn, John T. (John Thomas), 1882-1964. Papers, 1928-1961. University of Oregon Libraries, UO Libraries
referencedIn Letts de Espil, Courtney. Courtney Letts de Espil papers, 1925-1994 (bulk 1930-1949). Library of Congress
creatorOf Pearson, Drew, 1897-1969. Drew Pearson "Washington Merry-Go-Round" papers, 1932-1944 (inclusive), [microform]. Yale University Library
creatorOf Papers of Drew Pearson. 1915 - 1969. Files from the Georgetown Office and Residence
referencedIn Proxmire, William. William Proxmire papers, 1938-2004 (bulk 1957-1980). Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Anderson, Jack, 1922-2005. Jack Anderson papers, 1930-2004, bulk 1969-2004. George Washington University
referencedIn Roberts, William A., 1900- . Papers, 1942-1956. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Ferguson, Homer, 1888-1982. Homer Ferguson papers, 1939-1976. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn White, William Allen, 1868-1944. William Allen White papers, 1859-1944 (bulk 1899-1944). Library of Congress
referencedIn Leo Goodman Papers, 1913-1982, (bulk 1937-1970) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Mollenhoff, Clark R., 1921- . Papers, 1936-1990. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Pearson, Drew, 1897-1969. Papers of Drew Pearson, 1947-1952. Library of Congress
referencedIn Goodman, Leo, 1910-1982. Papers of Leo Goodman, 1913-1982 (bulk 1937-1970). Library of Congress
referencedIn Rogers, Edith Nourse, 1881-1960. Papers, 1854-1961 (inclusive), 1881-1961 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Homer Ferguson Papers, 1939-1976 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Hanes, Thomas Andrew, 1896-1972. Papers of Thomas Andrew Hanes [manuscript], 1921-1972. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Joseph Alsop and Stewart Alsop Papers, 1699-1989, (bulk 1937-1989) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Jackson, Gardner, 1896-1965. Papers, 1927-1964. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Arthur Bliss Lane papers, 1904-1957 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Arthur W. Stace papers, 1927-1950 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Kilpatrick, James Jackson, 1920-2010. James J. Kilpatrick papers [manuscript], 1925-1966 (bulk 1950-1966). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Rosenblatt, Maurice. Maurice Rosenblatt papers, 1910-2003 (bulk 1942-2000). Library of Congress
referencedIn Martin, John Sanford, 1886-1957. Papers, 1917-1958. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Price, Byron, 1891-1981. Papers, 1901-1980. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Cassidy, Henry, 1910- . Papers, 1934-1985. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn The New Century Club, 1900-1982 American Jewish Historical Society
creatorOf Byrd, Harry Flood, 1887-1966. Papers of Harry Flood Byrd [manuscript] 1911-65. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Nault, Louise M. Prenevost. Oral history interview with Louise M. Nault, [sound recording], 2004. Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
creatorOf Lyndon Baines Johnson Archives Collection. 1931 - 1968. Subject Correspondence Files
referencedIn Allen, Robert S. (Robert Sharon), 1900-1981. Robert S. Allen papers, 1917-1980 (bulk 1932-1980). Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Alsop, Joseph, 1910-1989. Papers of Joseph and Stewart Alsop, 1699-1989 (bulk 1937-1989). Library of Congress
creatorOf Papers of Drew Pearson. 1915 - 1969. Files from the Merry-Go-Round Farm
creatorOf Drew Pearson Collection. 1/31/1989 - 1/31/1989. Herbert Hoover Research Files
referencedIn Irving Brant Papers, 1910-1977, (bulk 1938-1975) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Lewis Gannett papers, 1681-1966 (inclusive) 1900-1960 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn President's Secretary's Files (Truman Administration). 1945 - 1960. Diaries Files. 1947 - 1953. 1949. 1947 - 1953. Diary Entry of President Harry S. Truman
referencedIn Joseph Edward Davies Papers, 1860-1958, (bulk 1912-1958) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Durr, Virginia Foster. Papers, 1904-1991. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Mount Zion Hebrew Congregation (Saint Paul, Minn.). Mount Zion Hebrew Congregation records, 1853-1958. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Collier, John, 1884-1968. John Collier papers, 1910-1987 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Collier, John, 1884-1968. John Collier papers, 1910-1987 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Alexander, William Albert, 1875-1943. Papers 1916-1943. Indiana University
creatorOf International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers. President's Office. Subject files of President James B. Carey, 1936-1965 (bulk 1950-1964). Rutgers University
creatorOf Recordings and Transcripts of Telephone Conversations and Meetings. 11/22/1963 - 1/3/1969. White House Telephone Recordings and Transcripts. 11/22/1963 - 1/3/1969. LBJ Recording of Telephone Conversation, WH Series, Drew Pearson, 6:42P
referencedIn Frank Murphy papers, 1908-1949 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Dryfoos, Orvil Eugene, 1912-1963. Papers, 1916-1963. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Knight, Frances G. Frances Gladys Knight papers, 1898-1989 (bulk 1952-1977). Herbert Hoover Library
referencedIn Sebring, Lewis B., 1901-1978. Papers, 1830-1976. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Papers of Drew Pearson. 1915 - 1969. Drew Pearson Films
Papers of Drew Pearson
referencedIn Taylor, Bradley R., 1895-1963. Papers, 1917-1963. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Pearson, Drew (Andrew Russell), 1897-1969. Letter to Ora Delmer Foster. Washington, DC. 1958 Mar. 8. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Brant, Irving, 1885-1976. Irving Brant papers, 1910-1977 (bulk 1938-1975). Library of Congress
creatorOf Drew Pearson Papers, 1945-1972 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Davies, Joseph Edward. Joseph Edward Davies papers, 1860-1958 (bulk 1912-1958). Library of Congress
creatorOf Van Wagoner, Murray Delos, 1898-. Murray Delos Van Wagoner papers, 1921-1949. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn John Collier papers, 1910-1987 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Richards, Augustus L. Papers, 1941-1944. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Harkrader, Charles Johnston, 1885-. Charles Johnston Harkrader correspondence [manuscript] 1934-1967. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Oswald Garrison Villard papers, 1872-1949. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1854, 1881-1961 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Pearson, Paul M. (Paul Martin), 1871-1938. Papers, 1890-1969 1890-1938 (bulk). Swarthmore College, FRIENDS HIST LIBR
creatorOf Ickes, Harold L. (Harold LeClair), 1874-1952. Letter, 1939 Jan. 17, Washington [D.C.] to Drew Pearson, Washington, D.C. University of Michigan
referencedIn William Allen White Papers, 1859-1944, (bulk 1899-1944) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Boren, Lyle H. (Lyle Hagler), 1909-1992. Papers, 1885-1946, bulk 1933-1946. University of Oklahoma, Bizzell Memorial Library
creatorOf Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967. Letters of tribute to Carl Sandburg [manuscript], 1951-1952. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Stace, Arthur W. (Arthur William), 1875-1950. Arthur W. Stace papers, 1927-1950. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Swing, Raymond, 1887-1968. Raymond Swing papers, 1933-1964. Library of Congress
referencedIn Lane, Arthur Bliss, 1894-1956. Arthur Bliss Lane papers, 1904-1957 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade: Complaints of Discrimination during World War II, 1941-1946 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Horace Mann Bond Papers MS 411., 1830-1979, 1926-1972 Special Collections and University Archives, UMass Amherst Libraries
referencedIn Raymond Swing Papers, 1933-1964 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Benton, William, 1900-1973. Papers, 1951-1961. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
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associatedWith Alsop, Joseph W. (Joseph Wright), 1876-1953 person
associatedWith Alsop, Stewart. Joseph Alsop and Stewart Alsop papers. 1699-1989 person
associatedWith Anderson, Jack, 1922-2005. person
associatedWith Benton, William, 1900-1973. person
associatedWith Blanshard, Paul, 1892- person
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associatedWith Boren, Lyle H. (Lyle Hagler), 1909-1992. person
correspondedWith Brant, Irving, 1885-1976. person
associatedWith Byrd, Harry Flood, 1887-1966. person
associatedWith Cassidy, Henry, 1910- . person
associatedWith Collier, John, 1884-1968. person
correspondedWith Davies, Joseph Edward. person
associatedWith Dryfoos, Orvil Eugene, 1912-1963. person
associatedWith Durr, Virginia Foster. person
associatedWith EDITH NOURSE ROGERS, 1881-1960 person
associatedWith Evjue, William Theodore, 1882-1970. person
associatedWith Ferguson, Homer, 1888-1982. person
associatedWith Flynn, John T. (John Thomas), 1882-1964. person
associatedWith Foster, Ora Delmer, 1877-1965, person
correspondedWith Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966 person
associatedWith Goodman, Leo, 1910-1982. person
correspondedWith Gulbrandsen, Peter, 1890- person
associatedWith Hanes, Thomas Andrew, 1896-1972. person
associatedWith Harkrader, Charles Johnston, 1885- person
associatedWith Ickes, Harold L. (Harold LeClair), 1874-1952. person
associatedWith International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers. President's Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Jackson, Gardner, 1896-1965. person
associatedWith Johnson, Louis Arthur, 1891-1966. person
associatedWith Kilpatrick, James Jackson, 1920-2010. person
associatedWith Knight, Frances G. person
associatedWith Lane, Arthur Bliss, 1894-1956. person
associatedWith Letts de Espil, Courtney. person
associatedWith Letts de Espil, Courtney. person
associatedWith Levi, Alexander, Dr. person
correspondedWith Lindsey, Ben B. (Ben Barr), 1869-1943. person
associatedWith Martin, John Sanford, 1886-1957. person
associatedWith Matthews, J. B. (Joseph Brown), 1894-1966. person
associatedWith McSurely, Alan, 1936- person
associatedWith Miller, Francis Pickens, 1895-1978. person
associatedWith Mollenhoff, Clark R., 1921- . person
associatedWith Mount Zion Hebrew Congregation (Saint Paul, Minn.) corporateBody
associatedWith Murphy, Frank, 1890-1949 person
correspondedWith Nation (New York, N.Y. : 1865). corporateBody
associatedWith Nault, Louise M. Prenevost person
associatedWith Newcomer, E. D., 1896-1973. person
associatedWith Pearson, Paul M. (Paul Martin), 1871-1938. person
associatedWith Price, Byron, 1891-1981. person
associatedWith Proxmire, William. person
associatedWith Richards, Augustus L. person
associatedWith Roberts, William A., 1900- . person
associatedWith Rogers, Edith Nourse, 1881-1960. person
associatedWith Rosenblatt, Maurice. person
associatedWith Rosenblatt, Maurice. person
associatedWith Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967. person
associatedWith Sebring, Lewis B., 1901-1978. person
associatedWith Small, William Arden, 1894-1975. person
associatedWith Stace, Arthur W. (Arthur William), 1875-1950. person
correspondedWith Swing, Raymond, 1887-1968. person
associatedWith Taylor, Bradley R., 1895-1963. person
associatedWith Van Wagoner, Murray Delos, 1898- person
associatedWith Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. corporateBody
correspondedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 person
correspondedWith White, William Allen, 1868-1944. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States, Politics and government, 1945-1989
Subject
Journalism
Newspapers--Sections, columns, etc
Journalists--United States
Occupation
Journalists
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Person

Birth 1897-12-13

Death 1969-09-01

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English,

Italian

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