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Peter Ivan Lisagor
Sergeant, United States Army
Newspaper Reporter & Columnist

Peter Lisagor Gravesite PHOTO

Peter Lisagor Gravesite PHOTO
 Photos Courtesy of Ron Williams

LISAGOR, IRVIN 
SGT   US ARMY
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 01/01/1942 - 01/01/1945
DATE OF BIRTH: 08/05/1915
DATE OF DEATH: 12/10/1976
DATE OF INTERMENT: 12/14/1976
BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 4968-BRH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 
LISAGOR, MYRA KATHRINE
DATE OF BIRTH: 11/14/1918
DATE OF DEATH: 08/11/2001
DATE OF INTERMENT: 08/28/2001
BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 4968-BRH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  WIFE OF LISAGOR, IRVIN  SGT  S ARMY

Born on August 5, 1915, he was the Washington, D.C. Bureau Chief of the Chicago Daily News and one of the nation's best-known journalists. He appeared frequently on television. He died on December 10, 1976 at the Northern Virginia Veterans Administration Hospital. He was 61 and had been suffering from cancer since February.

He was once described by a "senior official" of the State Department as a "strange phenomenon." The official continued, "You write for a newspaper that virtually no one in Washington reads. Yet you are one of the most influential newspapermen in the nation's capital. You never make heroes of public officials - that is perhaps an understatement - yet they respect you, they seek your advice, and they consider you their friend. You are the Renaissance Man of the Washington press - equally adept at writing, reportinf, television and commentary."  Thus Secretary of State Henry Kissinger shared a widely held view of Mr. Lisagor in the award in 1976 of the Edward Weintel Prize for Diplomatic Reporting at the George Washington University School of Foreign Service."

He is buried in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery, next to the grave of U.S. Air Force General Daniel "Chappie" James.




 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Updated: 9 June 2001
Updated: 14 June 2003
Updated: 4 September 2004
Updated: 14 December 2004

Peter Lisagor Gravesite PHOTO December 2004
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 3 December 2004