John J. McPhaul
Pen Name: None
Born: 1904 in Chicago, Illinois
Deceased: 1983 in Danville, Illinois
John was born and raised in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional Information
John began working for the Chicago Herald-Examiner, in 1923 as a reporter, then became night city editor at the Chicago Times which became the Sun-Times in 1942. During his career he was a news reporter, sports writer, book editor, and feature writer. McPhaul is best remembered as one of the two investigative journalists whose stories contributed to the release of Joseph Majczek, a man wrongfully convicted of murder.
- Deadlines & Monkeyshines (The Fabled World of Chicago Journalism), Prentice Hall, 1962
- Johnny Torrio: First of the Gang Lords, Arlington House, 1970
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
Deadlines & Monkeyshines: The Fabled World of Chicago Journalism
Release Date: 1962
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