Journalist; columnist. Born– January 5, 1901, in Matton, Ill.(moved to Birmingham as a child). Parents– John Bernard and Mary MacDonough Mallon. Married Viola Jane Wingreene, June 29, 1929. Education–University of Louisville, 1918-19; University of Notre Dame, 1919-20. Writer for Louisville Courier Journal, Brooklyn Eagle, Louisville Post, South Bend News-Herald. Political writer for President Calvin Coolidge. United Press, 1920-32. Wrote column, “News Behind the News,” syndicated in 300 newspapers, 1930-1947. Honorary degrees from Marquette University, College of Holy Cross, Notre Dame (1946). Died July 30, 1950.
Files at Birmingham Public Library.
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The Ease Era; the Juvenile Oligarchy and the Educational Trust. Grand Rapids, Mich.; William B. Eerdmans, 1945.
Practical Idealism. Boston; B. Humphries, Inc., 1946.