The Press: The Aggressive Inheritor

In 22 years, he has had more doors slammed in his face than a traveling salesman and has caused more telephones to be hung up in anger than a recorded message. But few Washington reporters have earned more respect from their colleagues than Jack Northman Anderson, 46, inheritor of the Drew Pearson column.

There was little in the genial teenage editor of the Boy Scout page of Utah's Deseret News in 1937 to foreshadow Anderson the persistent muckraker. Except diligence. Attending school in the morning, newspapering during his off-hours, Anderson wound up making more...

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