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Edward J. Mowery
BornEdward Joseph Mowery
(1906-03-08) March 8, 1906 (age 113)
Lancaster, Ohio, United States
Died(1970-12-12)December 12, 1970
Pen namePaul Benjamin
OccupationJournalist
NationalityAmerican
Subjectclippings, articles, newspaper columns, press releases, research materials and pamphlets.
SpouseMargaret Josephine Ryan (1938)

Edward Joseph Mowery (b. March 8, 1906 – d. December 12, 1970 Lancaster, Ohio) was an American journalist, awarded the Pulitzer Prize and NBC 'Big Story' in 1953 for his reporting facts of an investigation which brought vindication and freedom to Louis Hoffner falsely convicted with murder.[1]

During his journalism career he served as feature writer and editor for many newspapers, including the Columbus Citizen, the New York Post, Lancaster Daily Eagle, the New York World-Telegram and the New York Herald Tribune.[2]

Biography[edit]

Edward Joseph Mowery was born in Lancaster, Ohio on March 8, 1906. His parents were Arlow Francis Mowery and Nelllie Cecilia O'Connor. Graduated from st. Mary's High School in 1923 attended to Ohio State University and Nortre Dame University, where he majored in architectural design.[3]

In 1932 he started a weekly suburban newspaper known as the 'Eastern News' in Ohio. Experience that determined his future in the newspaper field.

After a job as managing editor of the 'Catholic Columbian', became city editor of the lancaster 'Daily Eagle', staff writer for the associated press, feature writer for the columbus 'Sunday Dispatch' and later editor of the lancaster 'Daily Eagle' and 'Eagle Gazette'.[2]

In 1937 E.J. Mowery moved to New York for a job as a staff writer for the King feature syndicate. Shortly after he was transferred to the 'Home news of Brunswick, N.J., as an editorial writer.[4]

Years later, he became financial editor for the Newark Star-ledger and staff writer on the 'New york post'.[5]

In 1943 he joined the staff of the New York World-Telegram and Sun.

Since the early 1950s Mowery earned several journalism distinctions as the Pulitzer Prize in 1954 when the board members decided that the Local Reporting, No Edition Time category should go to Edward J. Mowery of the New York World-Telegram & Sun, for a series of exclusive articles and stories with led to the release of Louis Hoffner falsely convicted with murder.[6]

In 1966 Edward J. Mowery wrote a syndicated column known as 'Inside View' for general features syndicate.

Distinctions[edit]

• Pulitzer prize for local reporting in 1953.

NBC 'Big Story' award in 1953.

• Pall mall distinguished service "Big story" Award, 1947,1953.

• Society of silurian award 1951 Interfaith gold medal, American legion, 1952.

• Outstanding Service award, New York Criminal-civil courts Bar Association, 1952.

• George Polk Memorial award, Long Island University, NY, 1953.

• Frommer award, Columbia University , NY, 1953.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Edward J. Mowery: Pulitzer Prize Winner for Local Reporting, No Edition Time in 1953". Find the data. Retrieved 2015. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Edward J.Mowery: An inventory of his papers". Syracus University Libraries. Syracuse University. Retrieved 2015. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ Brennan, Clarage, Elizabeth A. , Elizabeth C. (1999). Who's who of Pulitzer Prize Winners (Elizabeth A. Brennan, Elizabeth C. Clarage ed.). Greenwood. p. 666. ISBN 1573561118.
  4. ^ Heinz-Dietrich, Fischer. The Pulitzer Prize Archive: A History and Anthology of Award Winning Materials in Journalism, Letters and Arts (Heinz-Dietrich Fischer ed.). Walter de Gruyter. p. 420. ISBN 3598301707.
  5. ^ "Edward J. Mowery: Pulitzer Prize Winner for Local Reporting, No Edition Time in 1953". Find the data. Retrieved 2015. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "National cyclopedia of American biography". New York H.W. Wilson company. New York Times. 1970.

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Bibliography[edit]

Heinz-Dietrich Fischer "The Pulitzer Prize Archive: A History and Anthology of Award Winning Materials in Journalism, Letters and Arts", Walter de Gruyter editorial, ISBN 3598301707, 420 pp., edition by Heinz-Dietrich Fischer