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Seymour Hersh Biography

Dibya Raj Adhikari Fri Sep, 2016
Seymour Hersh

Facts of Seymour Hersh

Date of Birth: 1937 , April-8
Birth Nation: United States

Quick Timeline of Seymour Hersh

1937 Born in Chicago, Illinois
1959 Joined City News Bureau
1963 Was hired by Associated Press
1970 Won Pulitzer Prize
1972 Was hired by The New York Times
1968 First book, Chemical and Biological Warfare: America's Hi
1972 Published his 3rd book, Cover-Up
1983 Won National Book Critics Circle Award
1958 Married to Elizabeth Sarah Klein
1998 Strongly criticized Bill Clinton
1974 Won George Polk Award

Detail Timeline of Seymour Hersh

April 8 , 1937

Born in Chicago, Illinois

Seymour Hersh was born as Seymour Myron Hersh in the early 1937 in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. He was born to Isador Hersh and Dorothy Hersh. He is of Lithuanian and Polish descent. His nationality is American and he has mixed European ethnicity.

1959

Joined City News Bureau

After he dropped out from University of Chicago Law School he joined City News Bureau at the end of 1950s. There he worked as a police reporter and that was the beginning of his journalism career. 

1963

Was hired by Associated Press

In the early 1960s, he joined United Press International where he was named the correspondent in South Dekota. In 1963, he began working for the Associated Press where he was named a Chicago and Washington correspondent. 

1970

Won Pulitzer Prize

After spending some time in the 1968 presidential election as a press secretary for Eugene McCarthy, he began covering the Vietnam War as a freelance journalist. He investigated the Dispatch News Service and this won him his first Pulitzer Prize. 

1972

Was hired by The New York Times

In 1972, he joined The New York Times. There he worked as a reporter for the Washington bureau for about three years. He also worked in the same position at The New York Times in 1979. 

1968

First book, Chemical and Biological Warfare: America's Hi

Hersh is an investigative journalist and a political writer. He is a talented author and has authored several books. His first book, Chemical and Biological Warfare: America's Hidden arsenal was published at the end of 1960s. 

1972

Published his 3rd book, Cover-Up

In the early 1970s, he authored two books. His second book My Lai 4: A Report on the Massacre and Its Aftermath was published in 1970 and his 3rd book Cover Up: he Army's Secret Investigation of the Massacre at My Lai 4 was published two years later. 

1983

Won National Book Critics Circle Award

1983 was a year to remember for him. That year, he authored a book titled The Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House. For being an author of this book, he won National Book Critics Circle Awards.

1958

Married to Elizabeth Sarah Klein

Seymour Hersh has been married to love of his life Elizabeth Sarah Klein since the late 1950s. They got married in 1958. They are still bonded as a loving husband and wife and there is no any sign of them getting divorced.

August 20 , 1998

Strongly criticized Bill Clinton

On 20th of August 1998, Bill Clinton made a decision to destroy the Al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in Sudan which was one of the largest pharmaceutical industries in Sydan. Seymour Hersh vilified Bill Clinton for making this decision. 

1974

Won George Polk Award

At the end of 1960s, he won his first George Polk Special Award for his reporting on My Lai. Half a decade later, he was honored with George Polk Award for his National Reporting. He also won this award in 1981 from the same category. 

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Seymour Hersh has been married to love of his life Elizabeth Sarah Klein since the late 1950s. They got married in 1958. They are still bonded as a loving husband and wife and there is no any sign of them getting divorced. His nationality is American and he has mixed European ethnicity.

Seymour received his Masters degree in history from University of Chicago. Before he got enrolled at University of Chicago Law School, he worked at Walgreens. After he quit University of Chicago Law School because of his low grades, he joined City News Bureau in 1959. There he worked as a police reporter and that was the beginning of his journalism career. In the early 1960s, he joined United Press International where he was named the correspondent in South Dekota. In 1963, he began working for the Associated Press where he was named a Chicago and Washington correspondent. In 1972, he joined The New York Times. There he worked as a reporter for the Washington bureau for about three years. In 1983, he authored a book titled The Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House. For being an author of this book, he won National Book Critics Circle Awards in 1983. He is now aged 79 years old. His net worth is in millions.