GROSS, BEN SAMUEL, 1891-1979


Attorney, journalist. Born– November 24, 1891, Birmingham. Parents– Adolph and Sarah (Kaufman) Gross. Married– Kathleen Cotter. Education– Study at Tulane University; University of Alabama, LL.B., 1914. Admitted to State Bar of Alabama in 1915, practiced law in Birmingham; reporter for the Bronx Home News, 1919; World Travel Magazine, 1919-1920; New York Morning Telegraph, 1922-1923; for the Associated Press during 1924, and for the New York Daily News, 1925-1971. Also a news and political commentator for radio and television stations. Served with U.S. Army Infantry in France during World War I. In addition to his book, was author of the play, Husbands, in 1927, and joint author of What This Town Needs, in 1937. Member, National and Overseas Press Clubs, Radio Pioneers, and University of Alabama Alumni Association.


Contemporary Authors, Vol. 97.


I Looked and I Listened; Informal Recollections of Radio and T.V. New York; Random House, 1954.