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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