Paul Scott Mowrer

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Paul Scott Mowrer (July 14, 1887- April 7, 1971) was an American newspaper correspondent, born in Bloomington, Illinois. He studied at the University of Michigan and began his newspaper career as a reporter in Chicago, in 1905. He was a correspondent at the front during the 1st Balkan War and again in the War in Europe from 1914 to 1918. In 1921 he acted as special correspondent of the Disarmament Conference. In 1929 he was awarded the first Pulitzer Prize for Correspondence while at the Chicago Daily News. He also contributed many articles to magazines on world politics. In 1968, he was named Poet Laureate of New Hampshire.

In the spring of 1927, Mowrer met Hadley Richardson shortly after her divorce from Ernest Hemingway.[1] On July 3, 1933, after a five-year courtship, Hadley and Paul Mowrer were married in London. Hadley was especially grateful to Paul's warm relationship with Jack "Bumby" Hemingway, her son from her former marriage.[2] Soon after the marriage, they moved to a suburb of Chicago,[3] where they lived during World War II.


  • Hours of France, poems (1918)
  • Balkanized Europe - a Study in Political Analysis and Reconstruction (1921)
  • House of Europe, autobiography (1945)
  • On Going to Live in New Hampshire, poems (1953)


  1. ^ Kert 1983, p. 199
  2. ^ Kert 1983, p. 251
  3. ^ Workman 1983

External links[edit]

  • Official website
  • Wikisource-logo.svg This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainGilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "article name needed". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.
  • Paul Scott Mowrer Papers at Newberry Library
  • Award-winning journalist recalls children's paradise on East Grove - Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois newspaper)