Smith, Walter

Smith, (Walter Wellesley) “Red”

(1905–82) journalist; born in Green Bay, Wis. Hired away from the Philadelphia Record in 1945 by the New York Herald Tribune, he became a widely syndicated sports columnist with a national reputation. When the Tribune folded in 1967, he found a new base at the New York Times. Known for his humor and command of language, he won many awards, including a 1976 Pulitzer Prize.
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