Person detailsWhere most active professionally: National
Law type: Civil and Criminal
Lists: In Memoriam
Anthony Lewis (March 27, 1927 – March 25, 2013) was a U.S. journalist, twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a longtime NY Times columnist. Lewis graduated from Harvard College in 1948, and started working for the New York Times. After working for the DNC on Adlai Stevenson’s presidential campaign, and writing for the Washington daily News, he returned to the New York Times as the Washington bureau chief, where he was assigned to cover the Justice Department and the Supreme Court. In 1963, in the category National Reporting, he won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court. During a four-month newspaper strike (November 1962 to February 1963), Lewis wrote Gideon’s Trumpet, the story of Clarence Earl Gideon, the plaintiff in Gideon v. Wainwright, the 1963 case in which the Supreme Court held that states were required to provide counsel for indigent defendants charged with serious crimes.