John J. McPhaul

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General Information

Name: John J. McPhaul

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction

Born: 1904 in Chicago, Illinois

Deceased: 1983 in Danville, Illinois

Illinois Connection

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.

Published Works

  • 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

Literary Awards

External Links

John J. McPhaul on WorldCat

John J. McPhaul on Amazon


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