Drew Pearson 13 December
), born in Evanson, Illinois was an American journalist. His father, Paul Pearson, became professor of public speaking at Swarthmore College
, and the family moved to Pennsylvania
in 1902. After being educated at the Exeter Academy, Pearson attended Swarthmore where he edited its student newspaper, The Phoenix
In 1929, he became a writer for the Baltimore Sun. As a strong supporter of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Pearson's articles were frequently censored by the conservative Sun, so in 1941, he left to work for the Washington Post.
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