Merlo J. Pusey

Merlo John Pusey (1902–1985) was an American biographer and editorial writer. He is best known for his biography of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes, which won the 1952 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography. Pusey worked for The Washington Post for many years and served as its associate editor from 1946 to 1971. His work contributed significantly to the field of American political and judicial history.


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  1. 1. Charles Evans Hughes

    This biography provides an in-depth look at the life and career of Charles Evans Hughes, a prominent figure in American politics during the early 20th century. It explores his roles as governor of New York, U.S. Secretary of State, Associate Justice and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and unsuccessful Republican candidate for President in 1916. The book offers valuable insights into Hughes' political philosophy, his contributions to constitutional law, and his influence on American foreign policy.