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1972 Horatio Alger Award Winner

James B. Reston*

Author/Columnist
The New York Times

"The old virtues will never be out of date. They will succeed in any world."

James Reston was born in 1909 in Scotland. He immigrated with his parents to the United States in 1920. In 1934, he joined the Associated Press. He moved to the London bureau of The New York Times in 1939, but returned to New York in 1940. He established a U. S. Office of War Information in London during World War II. At the end of the war, he rejoined the Times and became a national correspondent. In 1948, he was appointed diplomatic correspondent, followed by bureau chief and columnist in 1953. He served as associate editor, executive editor, and then vice president. He retired in 1989. He twice won the Pulitzer Prize, in 1945 and 1957. In 1991, he published his memoir, Deadline.

* Deceased