Richard Critchfield

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Richard Critchfield (1931–1994)[1] was an American essayist.


Richard Critchfield was from North Dakota, and of a very midwestern background. His father was a country doctor from the Great Plains.

Born in Minneapolis, he graduated from the University of Washington and earned a master's degree at Columbia University.

Mr. Critchfield was in Vietnam for four years for the Washington Star, and wrote for the Washington Star for 10 years in total, and was on its editorial staff.

After leaving the Washington Star, he reported from the third world, writing for The Economist, The International Herald-Tribune and The Christian Science Monitor.[2]




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