From the Pulitzer timeline: 1949
1949 Winners


Letters, Drama, and Music

Guard of Honor by James Gould Cozzens (Harcourt)
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
The Disruption of American Democracy by Roy Franklin Nichols (Macmillan)
Biography or Autobiography
Roosevelt and Hopkins by Robert E. Sherwood (Harper)
Terror and Decorum by Peter Viereck (Scribner)
Music for the film Louisiana Story by Virgil Thomson
Released in 1948 by Robert Flaherty Productions.

Special Citations

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Pulitzer Prize Board

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Press Releases

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Public Service
Nebraska State Journal
For the campaign establishing the "Nebraska All-Star Primary" presidential preference primary which spotlighted, through a bi-partisan committee, issues early in the presidential campaign.
Local Reporting
Malcolm Johnson of New York Sun
For his series of 24 articles entitled "Crime on the Waterfront" in New York City.
National Reporting
C. P. Trussell of The New York Times
For consistent excellence covering the national scene from Washington.
International Reporting
Price Day of The Baltimore Sun
For his series of 12 articles entitled, "Experiment in Freedom: India and Its First Year of Independence."
Editorial Writing
Herbert Elliston of The Washington Post
For distinguished editorial writing during the year.

John H. Crider of The Boston Herald
For distinguished editorial writing during the year.
Editorial Cartooning
Lute Pease of Newark Evening News
For "Who Me?"
Nathaniel Fein of New York Herald-Tribune
For his photo, "Babe Ruth Bows Out."