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date: 09 May 2021

Bigart, Homerlocked

(25 October 1907–16 April 1991)
  • Betsy Wade

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Bigart, Homer (25 October 1907–16 April 1991), newspaper reporter, was born Homer William Bigart in Hawley, Pennsylvania, the son of Homer S. Bigart, a sweater manufacturer, and Anna Schardt. Bigart attended public schools and then went to Pittsburgh to study architecture at the Carnegie Institute of Technology. Carnegie quickly dropped him, and in 1927 Bigart went to New York to study journalism at New York University, holding a job as a part-time copy boy at the ...

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