From the Pulitzer timeline: 1965
1965 Winners


Letters, Drama, and Music

The Keepers Of The House by Shirley Ann Grau (Random)
The Subject Was Roses by Frank D. Gilroy
The Greenback Era by Irwin Unger (Princeton Univ. Press)
Biography or Autobiography
Henry Adams, three volumes by Ernest Samuels (Harvard Univ. Press)
77 Dream Songs by John Berryman (Farrar)
General Nonfiction
O Strange New World by Howard Mumford Jones (Viking)
(No Award)

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Public Service
Hutchinson (KS) News
For its courageous and constructive campaign, culminating in 1964, to bring about more equitable reapportionment of the Kansas Legislature, despite powerful opposition in its own community.
Local General or Spot News Reporting
Melvin H. Ruder of Hungry Horse News, a weekly in Columbia Falls, MT
For his daring and resourceful coverage of a disastrous flood that threatened his community, an individual effort in the finest tradition of spot news reporting.
Local Investigative Specialized Reporting
Gene Goltz of Houston Post
For his expose of government corruption Pasadena, Texas, which resulted in widespread reforms.
National Reporting
Louis M. Kohlmeier of The Wall Street Journal
For his enterprise in reporting the growth of the fortune of President Lyndon B. Johnson and his family.
International Reporting
J. A. Livingston of Philadelphia Bulletin
For his reports on the growth of economic independence among Russia's Eastern European satellites and his analysis of their desire for a resumption of trade with the West.
Editorial Writing
John R. Harrison of Gainesville (FL) Sun
For his successful editorial campaign for better housing in his city.
Editorial Cartooning
(No Award)
Horst Faas of Associated Press
For his combat photography of the war in South Viet Nam during 1964.