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General Information

Name:  Clarence Page  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: 1947 in Dayton, Ohio


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Page lived in Chicago from 1969 - 1991. He is still active on the Chicago Tribune editorial board.

Biographical and Professional Information

Page is a journalist, syndicated columnist, and senior member of The Chicago Tribune editorial board.After his graduating from Ohio University in 1969, Page took a position with The Chicago Tribune. He was drafted into the military after only six months with the paper. After his military service ended in 1971, he went back to work at the Tribune. At the Chicago Tribune, Page was a reporter and assistant city editor from 1969-80. He has been a member of the editorial board and a columnist since 1984. His Tribune column became syndicated in 1987 and he moved to Washington, DC to work at the bureau of the Chicago Tribune in 1991.Page also worked at WBBM-TV, Chicago as director of community affairs from 1980-82 and as the news department reporter and planning editor from 1982-84. He also appears regularly on such television news shows as CNN's ''The McLaughlin Group'', PBS's ''MacNeil/Lehrer Report'', and ABC's ''Nightline'', and offers biweekly commentary on National Public Radio's ''Sunday Morning Edition''. Page has also been a contributor to periodicals, including ''Chicago'', ''Chicago Reader'', ''Emerge'', ''New Republic'', ''New York Newsday'', Wall Street Journal, and ''Washington Monthly''.He has received honoris causa doctorates from Columbia College Chicago and Lake Forest College in Illinois.

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Titles At Your Library


-- *1989 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary *1987 American Civil Liberties Union James P. McGuire Award for columns on constitutional rights *1980 Illinois UPI Award for community service for The Black Tax *1976 Edward Scott Beck Award for overseas reporting on the changing politics of Southern Africa *1972 Pulitzer Prize for a Chicago Tribune Task Force series on voter fraud *Lifetime achievement awards from the Chicago Headline Club, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists and the National Association of Black Journalists.