Charles L. Bartlett (journalist)

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Charles Leffingwell Bartlett (born August 14, 1921) was an American journalist. He won the 1956 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting "for his original disclosures that lead to the resignation of Harold E. Talbott as Secretary of the Air Force."[1]

Bartlett was born in Chicago, Illinois to Valentine Crouse Bartlett and Marie A. (Frost) Bartlett. He married Josephine Martha Buck on December 17, 1950.

He started the Washington D.C. bureau for the liberal-leaning Chattanooga Times.[2] Bartlett has been credited with arranging the blind date that initiated the courtship of Jacqueline Bouvier and Massachusetts Representative John F. Kennedy.[3] A longtime Washington insider, Bartlett was graduated by Yale University with the Class of 1943.


  1. ^ "National Reporting". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2013-10-27.
  2. ^ "New Man in Chattanooga", TIME, June 16, 1958.
  3. ^ Cover story, TIME, January 20, 1961.
Other sources
  • Elizabeth A. Brennan, Elizabeth C. Clarage, Who's Who of Pulitzer Prize Winners (Greenwood Publishing Group, 1999). Page 457 at google books.

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