Arthur Krock

Arthur Krock

Arthur Krock (November 16, 1886–April 12, 1974) was a journalist and received the nickname "Dean of Washington newsmen". Born in Glasgow, Kentucky in 1887, he grew up with his grandparents, Emmanuel and Henrietta Morris.

He began his career in journalism with the Louisville Herald, then went to Washington, D.C., as a correspondent for the Louisville Times and Louisville Courier-Journal. In 1927, Krock joined the "New York Times" and soon became its Washington correspondent and bureau chief. His column, "In the Nation," was noted for its opinions on public policy.

Over his 60-year career, Arthur Krock knew 11 presidents and won four Pulitzer Prizes. Krock won a French citation after his coverage of the Versailles Peace Conference.


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