Theodore H. White Biography

Journalist (1915–1986)
Theodore H. White was a 20th century journalist known for his Making of the President series, earning a Pulitzer Prize for its installment on President John F. Kennedy.


Born on May 6, 1915, in Boston, Massachusetts, Theodore H. White graduated summa cum laude from Harvard and went on to become a journalist in China and post-World War II Europe. He won a Pulitzer Prize for his book The Making of the President 1960, which followed the election of President John F. Kennedy. White also penned other presidential works and a 1978 memoir. A novelist as well, he died in New York City on May 15, 1986.

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