Shirer, William Lawrence
- Andrew T. Crosland
Shirer, William Lawrence (23 February 1904–28 December 1993), journalist and historian, was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Seward Smith Shirer, an assistant U.S. attorney, and Josephine Tanner. When Shirer’s father died of appendicitis in 1913, finances forced a move to his mother’s family home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Shirer worked as sports editor of the ...