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Krock, Arthurlocked

(16 November 1886–12 April 1974)
  • Daniel J. Leab

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Krock, Arthur (16 November 1886–12 April 1974), a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and formidable newspaper manager, a Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist and formidable newspaper manager, was born Arthur Bernard Krock in Glasgow, Kentucky, to Joseph Krock, a bookkeeper, and Caroline Morris, a homemaker who became blind at her son's birth. Both parents were of German Jewish descent. For his first six years Krock was raised by his maternal grandparents; when his mother regained her sight he rejoined his parents, then in Chicago, and graduated from high school in 1904. Krock went to Princeton but dropped out during his freshman year because of financial difficulties, returned home, and in 1906 graduated with an associate in arts degree from Chicago's Lewis Institute....

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