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October 23, 1913: John Daniell "Jack" Maurice was born in Vivian

Newspaperman John Daniell ‘‘Jack’’ Maurice (October 23, 1913-December 20, 1999) was the only West Virginia journalist to win a Pulitzer Prize. Maurice was born in Vivian, McDowell County, and grew up in the West Virginia and Kentucky coalfields. After Huntington High School, he moved on to Marshall College (now University) and graduated magna cum laude in 1935. Immediately upon graduation from Marshall, Maurice began his newspaper career as a reporter with the Huntington Herald-Dispatc...

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