Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


 Profile of  Charles G. Ross
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Brief profile :
Press Secretary to the President, 1945-1950
 
Personal Papers :  Charles G. Ross Papers
 
Online Photos: Ross photos
 
Biographical sketch :  
1885 (November 9) Born, Independence, Missouri
1901 Graduated from Independence High School with classmates Harry S. Truman and Bess Wallace
1905 A.B., University of Missouri
1908-18 Faculty of the School of Journalism, University of Missouri
1918-34 Chief Washington correspondent, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
1932 Received Pulitzer Prize for newspaper correspondence
1934-39 Editorial page editor, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
1939-45 Contributing editor, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
1945-50 Press Secretary to the President
1950 (December 5) Died of a heart attack at his desk in the White House