From the Pulitzer timeline: 1969
1969 Winners


Letters, Drama, and Music

House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday (Harper)
The Great White Hope by Howard Sackler
Origins of the Fifth Amendment by Leonard W. Levy (Oxford Univ. Press)
Biography or Autobiography
The Man From New York: John Quinn and His Friends by Benjamin Lawrence Reid (Oxford Univ. Press)
Of Being Numerous by George Oppen (New Directions)
General Nonfiction
The Armies Of The Night by Norman Mailer (World)

So Human An Animal by Rene Jules Dubos (Scribner)
String Quartet No. 3 by Karel Husa
First performed at the Goodman Theater, Chicago, on October 14, 1968 by the Fine Arts Quartet.

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Public Service
Los Angeles Times
For its expose of wrongdoing within the Los Angeles City Government Commissions, resulting in resignations or criminal convictions of certain members, as well as widespread reforms.
Local General or Spot News Reporting
John Fetterman of Louisville Times and Courier-Journal
For his article, "Pfc. Gibson Comes Home," the story of an American soldier whose body was returned to his native town from Vietnam for burial.
Local Investigative Specialized Reporting
Albert L. Delugach and Denny Walsh of St. Louis Globe-Democrat
For their campaign against fraud and abuse of power within the St. Louis Steamfitters Union, Local 562.
National Reporting
Robert Cahn of The Christian Science Monitor
For his inquiry into the future of our national parks and the methods that may help to preserve them.
International Reporting
William Tuohy of Los Angeles Times
For his Vietnam War correspondence in 1968.
Editorial Writing
Paul Greenberg of Pine Bluff (AR) Commercial
For his editorials during 1968.
Editorial Cartooning
John Fischetti of Chicago Daily News
For his editorial cartooning in 1968.
Spot News Photography
Edward T. Adams of Associated Press
For his photograph, "Saigon Execution."
Feature Photography
Moneta Sleet Jr. of Ebony Magazine
For his photograph of Martin Luther King Jr.'s widow and child, taken at Dr. King's funeral.