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Bill Richardson

Bill Richardson (Sportswriter.  Born, Milwaukee, WI, Apr. 18, 1885; died, Cornwall, NY, Aug. 8, 1947.)  Joining The New York Times in 1921, William Duncan Richardson began covering golf the next year, the first staff writer at the paper regularly to do so.  Priorly, The Times’ golf coverage was supplied by local clubs, part-time correspondents, or […]

Maurice DeShong

Maurice DeShong (Sportswriter.  Born, Chester, PA, Mar. 15, 1846; died, ________________, Nov. 6, 1939.)  An early sportswriter, Maurice W. DeShong began covering for a weekly, The Sporting Times, in the post-Civil War era, continuing for over a half-century.  DeShong moved into daily sportswriting as public interest forced newspapers into providing more coverage, being hired by […]

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