Bio: Charles Waldo Bailey, II (b. April 28, 1929, Boston, Massachusetts-d. January 3, 2012, Englewood, New Jersey), journalist, newspaper editor, novelist. He graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1946 and Harvard University in 1950, where he wrote for the Harvard Crimson newspaper. After college he began working as a reporter for the Minneapolis Tribune. In 1954 he became a Washington correspondent for the paper, as well as for Look magazine and other Cowles Media Company publications. Bailey was the Tribune’s Washington bureau chief from 1966 to 1972, when he became editor of the Minneapolis Tribune, later named the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He stepped down in 1982 and moved to Washington, D.C. where he became the Washington editor for National Public Radio (NPR) from 1984 to 1987. He co-authored the Cold War novel, “Seven Days in May,” as well as two other books with Fletcher Knebel.
LBJ Connection: Minneapolis Tribune Washington correspondent, 1954-1966; Washington bureau chief from 1966 to 1972
Bailey, Charles Waldo, II, 1929-2012,
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