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Drew Pearson

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 Anderson. The column featured sensational exposés of government figures. Pearson's books include The Case against Congress (1968) and a novel, The Senator (1968).

See his diaries, ed. by T. Abell (1974); biography by O. Pilat (1973).

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