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Drew Pearson

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Drew Pearson

Drew Pearson (13 December, 1897 - 1969), born in Evanston, Illinois was an American journalist. His father, Paul Pearson, became professor of public speaking at Swarthmore College, and the family moved to Pennsylvania in 1902. After being educated at the Philips Exeter Academy, Pearson attended Swarthmore where he edited its student newspaper, The Phoenix.

In 1929, he became a writer for The Baltimore Sun. As a strong supporter of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Pearson's articles were frequently censored by the conservative Sun, so in 1941, he left to work for The Washington Post.


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