Summary: Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist who was a leading liberal voice in Washington journalism and chronicled 50 years of scandal, war, Congressional turmoil and political heartbreak as a columnist for The Washington Star and The Washington Post, who first made a name for herself during the 1954 Army-McCarthy hearings and whose writing and no-nonsense commentary won her the top literary prize for her work during Watergate.
Cause of Death: Lengthy illness
Born: August 22, 1918
Died: April 22, 2004
Location: Washington, D.C.