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Pearson, Drew,

1897–1969, American journalist and radio commentator, b. Evanston, Ill. He traveled around the world as a correspondent before joining the Baltimore Sun in 1926. Pearson gained national prominence with his syndicated column, "Washington Merry-Go-Round," which he began with Robert S. Allen in 1932 and later wrote with Jack AndersonAnderson, Jack
(Jackson Northman Anderson), 1922–2005, American newspaper columnist, b. Long Beach, Calif. After serving as a Mormon missionary (1941–44) and a term as a war correspondent during 1945, he was hired by Drew Pearson for the staff of his column,
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. The column sometimes featured sensational exposés of government figures. He became one of the nation's most-read columnists largely due to his personal knowledge of government figures and his direct involvement in the political life of the nation. Pearson's books include The Case against Congress (1968) and a novel, The Senator (1968).


See his diaries, 1949–59, ed. by T. Abell (1974), and 1960–69, ed. by P. Hannaford (2015); biography by O. Pilat (1973).

Pearson, Drew (Andrew Russell)

(1897–1969) journalist; born in Evanston, Ill. Fired as the Baltimore Sun 's Washington bureau chief after being unmasked as an anonymous coauthor of a political exposé, the Washington Merry-Go-Round (1931), he began a syndicated muckraking column of the same name, in partnership at first with the book's coauthor, Robert Allen; he also carried on a popular radio show. After Pearson's death the column was taken over by Jack Anderson, its associate writer since 1947.
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SAFE HANDS: Sandra Crichton (centre), of Eaton Smith, presents the award to Jackie Russell (third right), Andrew Russell (second right) and Janos Papai , of AMR Security Services, with (from left) Alan Lascelles, of Business Link; Melissa Healy, of the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce; Susan Lynch and Faye Formisano, of St James Place