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Harold Vincent “Hal” Boyle

Writer. Hal Boyle graduated from Central High School in Kansas City Missouri, started as a copy boy at the Kansas City Bureau of Associated Press, later became a reporter, was AP’s first columnist, won a Pulitzer prize in 1945 for columns and stories from the North African and European war theaters, wrote a book “Best of Boyle”. Per the AP web site: “During 30 years with the AP Boyle wrote some 7,680 columns. He had more bylines than any other AP writer at the time of his retirement in 1974.” (bio by: Bill Walker) ¬†Family links: ¬†Parents: ¬†Peter Edward Boyle (1889 – 1937) ¬†Margaret Gavaghan Boyle (1887 – 1974) ¬†Spouses: ¬†Mary Frances Young Boyle (1904 – 1968)* ¬†Mary Frances Young Boyle (1904 – 1968)* ¬†Sibling: ¬†Harold Vincent Boyle (1911 – 1974) ¬†Cornelius Gerald Boyle (1912 – 1965)* *Calculated relationshipCause of death: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gerhig’s disease)


  • July, 24, 1911
  • USA


  • April, 04, 1974
  • USA

Cause of Death

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gerhig's disease)


  • Calvary Cemetery
  • Missouri
  • USA

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