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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  John J. McPhaul  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: 1904 in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

John was born and raised in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

John began working for the Chicago Herald-Examiner, in 1923 as a reporter, then became night city editor at the Chicago Times which became the Sun-Times in 1942. During his career he was a news reporter, sports writer, book editor, and feature writer. McPhaul is best remembered as one of the two investigative journalists whose stories contributed to the release of Joseph Majczek, a man wrongfully convicted of murder.

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