George Lardner Jr.
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Washington Post Reporter George Lardner Jr. Wiki, Biography, Age, Dauther, Death Cause

George Lardner Jr. Wiki

George Lardner Jr. Was a Washington Post reporter From Brooklyn, New York, the U.S. who won a Pulitzer Prize for his monthslong investigation into the murder of his 21-year-old daughter by a former boyfriend died on Saturday in a hospice facility in Aldie, Va.

George Lardner Jr. Age

He was 85 (August 10, 1934 – September 21, 2019).

George Lardner Jr. Bio

George Lardner Jr. Full Name George Edmund Lardner Jr. was born on Aug. 10, 1934, in Brooklyn and was raised there and in Jackson Heights, Queens. His mother, Rosetta (Russo) Lardner, was an elementary school teacher. His father was a syndicated golf writer and part of the celebrated Lardner family of writers; Ring Lardner, the sports columnist, and short-story writer was George Jr.’s great-uncle.

George Lardner Jr. Quick Biography

George Lardner
Born
George Edmund Lardner Jr.

August 10, 1934

Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Died September 21, 2019 (aged 85)
Aldie, Virginia, U.S.
Alma mater Marquette University
Occupation Journalist
Spouse(s)
Rosemary Schalk
(1957 – 2007)
Children 5

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George Lardner Jr. Death Cause

His daughter Helen Lardner said the cause was complications of a series of strokes.

By the time Kristin Lardner was shot dead in 1992, Mr. Lardner had distinguished himself over nearly 30 years at The Post, writing about assassinations, civil rights, savings-and-loan scandals, politics, and national security.

But investigating his daughter’s death became his most important assignment — and one that The Post believed he was well suited to handle despite his personal connection to the subject

George Lardner Jr. Education

George Lardner Jr. After earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from Marquette University in Milwaukee, George began his reporting career at The Worcester Telegram in Massachusetts, then moved on to The Miami Herald. He was hired by The Post in 1962 and developed a reputation there for dogged investigative reporting and elegant writing.

 

George Lardner Jr. How starting reporting

George Lardner Jr. began his reporting with the basic details: On May 30, 1992, Ms. Lardner, a 21-year-old student at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University in Boston, was shot in the head by Michael Cartier, a bouncer with a violent history whom she had dated for a short time. Later that day he committed suicide in his apartment.

In his 9,000-word article, Mr. Lardner wrote that he had heard the news of his daughter’s death from her older sister, Helen, who called him at The Post. “Kristin? My Kristin? Our Kristin?” he recalled thinking. “I’d talked to her the afternoon before. Her last words to me were, ‘I love you, Dad.’ Suddenly I had trouble breathing myself.

George Lardner Jr. Career In Washington Post

George Lardner Jr. joined The Washington Post in 1963 and quickly distinguished himself with his determined reporting and elegant writing. He was a junior Metropolitan desk reporter when Kennedy was shot in Dallas and penned an atmospheric piece published two days after the president died.

After Retirement: Soon after retiring from The Post in 2004, he began research into a book about the presidential power to pardon. He never completed that book, but he won a victory in federal court in pursuit of the names of people who had been denied clemency by President George W. Bush.

George Lardner Jr Award

1993: George Lardner Jr., The Washington Post, “for his unflinching examination of his daughter’s murder by a violent man who had slipped through the criminal justice system.” won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing in 1993.

George Lardner Jr. Family Crises

In addition to his daughter Helen, Mr. Lardner is survived by his sons, Edmund, Charles and Richard; two grandchildren; and a sister, Joan Beachley. His wife, Rosemary (Schalk) Lardner, died in 2007. Four months after the murder of Kristin Lardner, Massachusetts legislators passed a law creating a central registry of domestic restraining orders and requiring judges to consult it.

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