1937 Pulitzer Prize

The following are the Pulitzer Prizes for 1937.

Journalism awards

Public Service St. Louis Post-Dispatch "For its exposure of wholesale fraudulent registration in St. Louis. By a coordinated news, editorial and cartoon campaign this newspaper succeeded in invalidating upwards of 40,000 fraudulent ballots in November and brought about the appointment of a new election board."
Reporting John J. O'Neill, William L. Laurence, Howard W. Blakeslee, Gobind Behari Lal and David Dietz of The New York Herald Tribune, The New York Times, the Associated Press, Universal Service and Scripps-Howard (respectively) "For their coverage of science at the tercentenary of Harvard University."
Correspondence Anne O'Hare McCormick of The New York Times "For her dispatches and feature articles from Europe in 1936."
Editorial Writing John W. Owens of The Baltimore Sun "For distinguished editorial writing during the year."
Editorial Cartooning C. D. Batchelor of The New York Daily News "For 'Come on in, I'll treat you right. I used to know your Daddy.'"

Letters and Drama Awards

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Gobind Behari Lal

Gobind Behari Lal was an Indian-American journalist and independence activist. A relative and close associate of Lala Har Dayal, he joined the Ghadar Party and participated in the Indian independence movement. He arrived the United States on a scholarship to study at the University of California, Berkeley. Later, he worked as a science editor for the Hearst Newspapers. In 1937, he became the first Indian to win the Pulitzer Prize.

Howard W. Blakeslee

Howard Walter Blakeslee (March 21, 1880 - May 2, 1952) was an American journalist. He was the Associated Press's first full-time science reporter and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Reporting in 1937.Blakeslee was born in 1880 to Jesse Walter Blakeslee and Jennie (Howard) in New Dungeness (now Dungeness), Washington. After attending the University of Michigan, he became, in 1901, a news writer (soon after, feature writer) for the Detroit Journal. Between 1903 and 1905, he was a sports writer for Chicago and Detroit newspapers.He joined the Associated Press in 1906. Between then and 1916, he was a bureau chief in New Orleans, Atlanta, and Dallas. He was news editor in Chicago from 1916 to 1926, then moved to New York where, after two years as photo service editor, his title became Science Editor, AP's first.Blakeslee (along with four other reporters from different papers) won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for the group's collective coverage of science at Harvard University's tercentenary celebration. A better-known winner that year was Margaret Mitchell, who won for Gone With the Wind.Blakeslee reported extensively on the atomic bomb in the immediate post-war era and was among the group of reporters who witnessed the early tests at Yucca Flat. Also interested in the subject of atomic power, his book publications include Miracle of Atomics (1945), The Atomic Future (1946), and Atomic Progress: The Hydrogen Race (1951).In addition to the Pulitzer, his awards include the National Headliners Club award (1940), the George Westinghouse Science Writers award of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1946). The Howard W. Blakeslee Award of the American Heart Association is named in his honor.Blakeslee was married twice, first in 1906 to Marguerite Fortune and second, after the death of his first wife, to Rosamund Robinson in 1936. Blakeslee and Rosamund had three children: Howard, Rosamund, and Alan. His son from his first marriage, Alton Blakeslee, eventually succeeded him as science editor at AP, retiring in 1985. His granddaughter (Alton's daughter) is Sandra Blakeslee, a long-time science reporter for the New York Times. Sandra's son Matthew Blakeslee is also a full-time science writer, thus representing the fourth generation of Howard Blakeslee's notable science-reportorial dynasty.Howard Blakeslee died in 1952, shortly after returning from return a visit to the atomic bomb testing site in Nevada.

John Joseph O'Neill (journalist)

John Joseph O'Neill (1889–1953), of the New York Herald Tribune, along with William L. Laurence of the New York Times. Howard Blakeslee of AP, Gobind Behari Lal of Universal Service and David Dietz of Scripps-Howard, won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Reporting "for their coverage of science at the tercentenary of Harvard University."He is also the author of Prodigal genius; the life of Nikola Tesla (1944), published in 18 editions in German and English. and several other non-technical books on 20th century science.

In 1953 he observed a feature on the Moon, on western shore of Mare Crisium, which he interpreted as a giant natural bridge, but it turned out to be an illusion. Now this illusion is known as O'Neill's Bridge.

John W. Owens

John Whitefield Owens (November 2, 1884 – April 24, 1968) was the 1937 Pulitzer Prize winner for editorial writing for his editorials on the Baltimore Sun.

List of Americans of Irish descent

This is a list of Americans of Irish descent, including both original immigrants who obtained American citizenship and their American-born descendants.

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List of Irish Americans

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List of Smith College people

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Moss Hart

Moss Hart (October 24, 1904 – December 20, 1961) was an American playwright and theatre director.

Oaktown, Indiana

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Robert Frost

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Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry. He became one of America's rare "public literary figures, almost an artistic institution." He was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1960 for his poetic works. On July 22, 1961, Frost was named poet laureate of Vermont.


Sheehan is from the Irish word síocháin, meaning peace. As a surname, it may refer to:

Billy Sheehan (born 1953), American rock bassist

Bobby Sheehan (musician) (1968–1999), American rock bassist

Cindy Sheehan (born 1957), American anti-war politician and activist

D. D. Sheehan (1873–1948), Irish politician, journalist, and labour leader

Edward Sheehan (1930–2008), American journalist, diplomat and novelist

Fran Sheehan (born 1949), American rock bassist

Frank Sheehan (1933-2013), Canadian politician

Gary Sheehan (born 1964), Canadian-Swiss ice hockey coach

Harold Leeming Sheehan (1900–1988), British endocrinologist, for whom Sheehan's syndrome was named circa 1937

Helena Sheehan, American-born Irish academic and former nun

James J. Sheehan (born 1937), American historian

Jim Sheehan (1889–1967), Australian politician

John Sheehan (disambiguation), various

Michael J. Sheehan, World War II brigadier general

Mark Sheehan (born 1976), guitarist for The Script

Michael Jarboe Sheehan (born 1939), current archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Michael A. Sheehan (born 1955), former Ambassador at Large for Counter-terrorism and Deputy Commissioner for Terrorism, New York Police Department

Neil Sheehan (born 1936), Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist, husband of Susan Sheehan

Paul Sheehan (golfer) (born 1977), Australian professional golfer

Paul Sheehan (journalist) (born 1951), Australian journalist

Patrick Augustine Sheehan (1852–1913), Irish Catholic clergyman and author

P. A. Ó Síocháin (1905–1995), Irish journalist, lawyer, author, son of D. D. Sheehan

Patty Sheehan (born 1956), American golfer

Rhian Sheehan, New Zealand music composer and producer

Robert Sheehan (born 1988), Irish actor

Ryan Sheehan (born 1987), Engineer

Samantha Sheehan (born 1986), American artistic gymnast

Susan Sheehan (born 1937), Pulitzer Prize-winning American author, wife of Neil Sheehan

Tom Sheehan (1894–1982), American pitcher, scout and manager

Tom Sheehan (politician) (1891–1955), Australian politician

Thomas Sheehan (academic) (born 1941), American philosopher

Timothy P. Sheehan (1909–2000), American Congressman

William F. Sheehan, American politician

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You Can't Take It with You is a comedic play in three acts by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. The original production of the play premiered on Broadway in 1936, and played for 838 performances.

The play won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and was adapted for the screen as You Can't Take It with You, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Director.

The play is popular among theater programs of high school institutions, and has been one of the 10 most-produced school plays every year since amateur rights came available in 1939.

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