Richard Strout

Richard Lee Strout (March 14, 1898 – August 19, 1990) was an American journalist and commentator. He was national correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor from 1923 and he wrote the "TRB from Washington" column for The New Republic from 1943 to 1983; he collected the best of his columns in TRB: Views and Perspectives on the Presidency (New York: Macmillan, 1979), a book notable for showing that Strout was one of the first observers of the American presidency to express worry about what later scholars and journalists came to call the imperial presidency.


Richard Lee Strout was born in Cohoes, New York, on March 14, 1898, and raised in Brooklyn. He graduated from Harvard University in 1919. He moved to England to work in journalism in 1919, returned to the United States in 1921, and held various newspaper positions for several years before beginning an association with The Christian Science Monitor that was to last until his retirement in 1984. He received a master's degree in economics from Harvard in 1923. He won the George Polk Memorial Award for national reporting in 1958 and a special Pulitzer Prize for Journalism in 1978.[1] The Special Award cited "distinguished commentary from Washington over many years as staff correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor and contributor to The New Republic."[2]

Strout was a Washington resident at age 92, when he died there on August 19, 1990, eleven days after hospitalization following a fall.[1]


  1. ^ a b Joan Cook (August 21, 1990). "Richard Strout, 'TRB' Columnist And Capital Reporter, Dies at 92". The New York Times.
  2. ^ "Special Awards and Citations". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2013-12-07.
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1978 Pulitzer Prize

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Strout is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Anton Strout (born 1970), American writer

Cushing Strout, American historian

Elizabeth Strout (born 1956), American writer

Richard Strout (1898–1990), American journalist

TRB (writer)

TRB is the name given the lead column of each issue of The New Republic magazine.

Historically, the writer most closely identified with "TRB" was Richard Strout, who wrote "TRB" from 1943 to 1983. Other TRB columnists have included Michael Kinsley, Andrew Sullivan, Peter Beinart, Jonathan Chait, and Timothy Noah.

On the origin of the name "TRB", Richard Strout said:

Bruce Bliven invented that. They wanted it -- the magazine was published in New York at that time and they wanted an inside column from Washington, and they wouldn't have a name on it because they wanted to alternate it with various newspapermen. Frank Kent was the first one, so they decided they would put some initials on it, and they waited and waited and finally the composing room man came to them said, "You've got a half an hour to think what you are going to sign on it, the initials." And Bruce Bliven had just come over from Brooklyn on the Brooklyn Rapid Transit, the BRT, so he just changed it around from BRT to TRB.

(Though the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company had been acquired in bankruptcy court in 1923 by Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Corporation (BMT), the old initials were still well known.)

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