Seigenthaler, John Lawrence
- Philip A. Goduti Jr.
Seigenthaler, John Lawrence (27 July 1927–11 July 2014), journalist, civil rights advocate, and federal government official, was born in Nashville, Tennessee to John L. Seigenthaler, a building contractor, and Mary Brew, a state employee. The oldest of eight siblings, he was reared in a home that valued literature and was known to read Shakespeare under his covers until two o-clock in the morning when he was a young boy. In ...