Edwin Guthman, Pulitzer Prize-winner, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Edwin O. Guthman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who was on the infamous "enemies list" prepared by aides of President Richard Nixon, has died. He was 89.

Family spokesman Bryce Nelson says Guthman, who suffered from a rare blood disease, died Sunday at his Pacific Palisades home.

Born Aug. 11, 1919, in Seattle, Guthman won a Pulitzer Prize in 1950 for stories that cleared a University of Washington professor of allegations that he was a Communist supporter.

He went on to serve as press secretary for Robert F. Kennedy in the 1960s before working as a national editor at the Los Angeles Times.

In 1971, Guthman was on a 20-name list of political opponents singled out for harassment in a memo sent from Nixon aide Charles Colson to aide John Dean.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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