Higgins, Marguerite

Higgins, Marguerite

(1920–66) journalist; born in Hong Kong, China. An intrepid and resourceful war correspondent, she covered the Seventh Army in Europe during 1944 and won a Pulitzer Prize for her Korean War coverage. Later a correspondent for the New York Herald Tribune, she contracted a fatal tropical disease while visiting Southeast Asia in 1965. Her 1965 Our Vietnam Nightmare criticized the U.S. role in the fall of the Diem regime.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.