Awards & Winners

1954 Pulitzer Prize

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1954 Pulitzer Prize

Pulitzer Prize for Drama

John Patrick

Honored for : The Teahouse of the August Moon
Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography

Charles Lindbergh

Honored for : The Spirit of St. Louis
Pulitzer Prize for Music

Quincy Porter

Honored for : Concerto Concertante
Pulitzer Prize for Public Service


(For its expose of New York State's race track scandals and labor racketeering, which led to the extortion indictment, guilty plea and imprisonment of William C. DeKoning, Sr., New York labor racketeer.)
Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting

Alvin Scott McCoy

(For a series of exclusive stories which led to the resignation under fire of C. Wesley Roberts as Republican National Chairman.)
Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting

Richard L. Wilson

(For his exclusive publication of the FBI Report to the White House in the Harry Dexter White case before it was laid before the Senate by J. Edgar Hoover.)
Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting

Jim G. Lucas

(For his notable front-line human interest reporting of the Korean War, the cease-fire and the prisoner-of-war exchanges, climaxing 26 months of distinguished service as a war correspondent.)
Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing

Don Murray

(For a series of editorials on the 'New Look' in National Defense which won wide attention for their analysis of changes in American military policy.)
Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning


(For a cartoon depicting the robed figure of Death saying to Stalin after he died, 'You Were Always A Great Friend of Mine, Joseph.')
Pulitzer Prize for Photography

Virginia Schau

(For snapping a thrilling rescue at Redding, Calif., the picture being published in The Akron (OH) Beacon Journal and other newspapers and nationally distributed by the AP.)
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Theodore Roethke

Honored for : The Waking
Pulitzer Prize for History

Bruce Catton

Honored for : A Stillness at Appomattox
Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting

Vicksburg Sunday Post-Herald

([Local Reporting Edition Time] For its outstanding coverage of the tornado of December 5, 1953, under extraordinary difficulties.)