Mike Layton (journalist)
|Born||Myron J. Layton
November 24, 1922
|Died||March 20, 2011
|Education||Graduated University of Denver, 1950|
|Notable credit(s)||Seattle Post-Intelligencer (journalist, columnist), The Olympian (at one time The Daily Olympian) (journalist); Easy Blood: Ronald Reagan's Proxy Wars in Central America (non-fiction book); My Very Worst Friend (memoir/autobiography); The Laytons: A Westering Family (family history)|
Mike Layton (November 24, 1922 – March 20, 2011) was an American newspaper journalist who wrote for The Seattle Post-Intelligencer and The Olympian from the 1960s through the 1980s, often covering Washington state politics. Before and after Pearl Harbor, Layton served in the US Army remote Aleutian Islands. Later, in 1944–45, he served as a paratrooper in the European theater of World War II, in the 82nd Airborne Division. Layton was also a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the 11th Airborne Division and 10th Special Forces Group. Layton wrote the book Easy Blood: Ronald Reagan's Proxy Wars in Central America, about his research and experiences travelling in Central America (in particular Nicaragua), and My Very Worst Friend, a memoir and autobiography.
- Dodge, John (March 23, 2011). "Longtime Capitol scribe Layton dies". The Olympian. Retrieved March 25, 2011.
- Connelly, Joel (March 23, 2011). "Mike Layton could 'spot BS at a hundred paces'". The Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved March 25, 2011.
- Layton, Mike, Easy Blood: Ronald Reagan's Proxy Wars in Central America, 1997
- Layton, Mike, My Very Worst Friend, 1998