McGrory, Mary, 1918-2004

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Journalist. Full name: Mary Dorothy McGrory.

From the description of Mary McGrory papers, 1928-2004 (bulk 1956-2002). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71132926

Biographical Note

  • 1918, Aug. 22: Born, Boston, Mass.
  • 1939: A.B., Emmanuel College, Boston, Mass.
  • 1939 - 1942 : Picture cropper, Houghton Mifflin Co.
  • 1942 - 1947 : Began as secretary, became book reviewer, Boston Herald Traveler
  • 1947 - 1954 : Book reviewer, Washington Star, Washington, D.C.
  • 1954 - 1981 : Feature writer, Washington Star, Washington, D.C.
  • 1962: Received George Polk Memorial Award for coverage of Richard Nixon's “farewell” press conference
  • 1975: Received Pulitzer Prize for commentary
  • 1981 - 2003 : Columnist, Washington Post, Washington, D.C.
  • 1998: Received Fourth Estate Award from the National Press Club
  • 2002: Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award, Courage in Journalism Award
  • 2003: Awarded John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism
  • 2004, Apr. 21: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the Mary McGrory Papers, 1928-2004, (bulk 1956-2002), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Greenfield, Meg. Meg Greenfield papers, 1890-1999 (bulk 1952-1999). Library of Congress
creatorOf McGrory, Mary, 1918-2004. Mary McGrory papers, 1928-2004 (bulk 1956-2002). Library of Congress
referencedIn Women in Journalism Oral History Project. Interview transcripts, 1988-1994 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Mary McGrory Papers, 1928-2004, (bulk 1956-2002) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Ragland, Martha Ragsdale, 1906-1996. Papers, 1926-1996 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, 1928-1996 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Bliven, Bruce, 1889-1977. Bruce Bliven papers, 1906-1985. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Clifford, Clark M., 1906-1998. Clark M. Clifford papers, 1883-1999 (bulk 1946-1998). Library of Congress
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
correspondedWith Berger, Samuel R. person
associatedWith Bliven, Bruce, 1889-1977. person
correspondedWith Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969 person
correspondedWith Buchwald, Art person
correspondedWith Buchwald, Art person
associatedWith Bush, George, 1924- person
associatedWith Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946- person
correspondedWith Clark, Blair, 1917-2000 person
correspondedWith Cleland, Max, 1942- person
correspondedWith Clifford, Clark M., 1906-1998. person
associatedWith Clinton, Bill, 1946- person
correspondedWith Cuomo, Andrew Mark, 1957- person
correspondedWith Cuomo, Mario Matthew person
correspondedWith Cuomo, Mario Matthew person
correspondedWith Darden, George, b. 1943 person
correspondedWith Dowd, Maureen person
correspondedWith Ervin, Sam J. (Sam James), 1896-1985 person
correspondedWith Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006 person
correspondedWith Frank, Barney, 1940- person
correspondedWith Gailey, Phil person
correspondedWith Gingrich, Newt person
correspondedWith Gingrich, Newt person
correspondedWith Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909-1998 person
correspondedWith Graham, Donald E., b. 1945 person
correspondedWith Greenfield, Meg. person
associatedWith Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009. person
associatedWith Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 person
associatedWith Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963. person
associatedWith Lewinsky, Monica S. (Monica Samille), 1973- person
correspondedWith Lewis, Anthony, 1927- person
correspondedWith Lincoln, Gould, 1880-1974 person
correspondedWith Linowitz, Sol M., 1913-2005 person
correspondedWith Manning, Gordon, 1917-2006 person
correspondedWith MARTHA (RAGSDALE) RAGLAND, 1906-1996 person
correspondedWith McCarthy, Abigail Q. (Abigail Quigley) person
correspondedWith McCarthy, Eugene J., 1916-2005 person
associatedWith McCarthy, Joseph, 1908-1957. person
correspondedWith McCullough, David G. person
correspondedWith McCullough, David G. person
correspondedWith McGill, Ralph, 1898-1969 person
correspondedWith McGovern, George S. (George Stanley), 1922- person
associatedWith McGrory family. family
associatedWith McGrory family. family
correspondedWith McGrory, Sarah M. person
correspondedWith Meehan, Martin T. (Martin Thomas), 1956- person
correspondedWith Moynihan, Daniel P. (Daniel Patrick), 1927-2003 person
correspondedWith Newbold Noyes, 1918-1997 person
associatedWith Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994. person
associatedWith Ragland, Martha Ragsdale, 1906-1996. person
associatedWith Reagan, Ronald. person
correspondedWith Redford, Robert person
correspondedWith Richardson, Elliot L., 1920-1999 person
correspondedWith Russert, Tim, 1950-2008 person
correspondedWith Secchia, Peter F., b. 1937 person
correspondedWith Shriver, Sargent, 1915-2011 person
correspondedWith Solarz, Stephen J. person
correspondedWith Solarz, Stephen J. person
associatedWith St. Ann's Infant and Maternity Home (Hyattsville, Md.) corporateBody
associatedWith Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965. person
associatedWith Thomas, Clarence, 1948- person
associatedWith Toll, Tina. person
associatedWith Toll, Tina. Tina Toll notebooks. 2000-2004 person
associatedWith United States. Supreme Court. corporateBody
correspondedWith Winship, Thomas person
associatedWith Women in Journalism Oral History Project. corporateBody
correspondedWith Woodward, Bob, 1943- person
correspondedWith Yoder, Edwin M. (Edwin Milton), 1934- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Washington (D.C.)
Middle East.
Persian Gulf
United States
Middle East
Persian Gulf.
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Journalism--United States
Arms control
American newspapers--Washington (D.C.)
Book reviewing
Judges--Selection and appointment
Judges--Selection and appointment--United States
Terrorism--United States
Army--McCarthy Controversy, 1954
Social security
World War, 1939-1945
Iran--Contra Affair, 1985-1990
Pulitzer Prizes
Iraq War, 2003-2011
American newspapers
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
World War, 1939-1945--United States
Presidents--United States--Election
Watergate Affair, 1972-1974
American newspapers--Massachusetts--Boston
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
Press--United States


Birth 1918-08-22

Death 2004-04-20



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SNAC ID: 49565517