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Lloyd Wendt

Born: 1908 in Spencer, South Dakota
Died: 2007 in Sanford, Florida

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Wendt lived in Chicago.

Biography: Lloyd Wendt was a long time Chicago journalist and the author of a number of books. He earned a bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from Northwestern University before starting at the Tribune. He had been a Chicago Tribune reporter and editor for more than 40 years, chronicled the city's most colorful politicians and venerable institutions in a shelf-full of books that are required reading for anyone interested in the city's history. While gaining an enviable reputation as a reporter and editor at the Tribune and its sister papers, Chicago's American and Chicago Today, Wendt worked nights and weekends to rap out a steady stream of books, many written with follow newspaperman Herman Kogan.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction; Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Lloyd Wendt on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Big Bill of Chicago /
ISBN: 0810123193 OCLC: 61687964

Give the lady what she wants! :
ISBN: 0897080203 OCLC: 8218525

And Books, South Bend [Ind.] : [1979?]

Lords of the levee :
ISBN: 0810123207 OCLC: 61687958

Northwestern University Press, Evanston, Ill. : ©2005.