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Gaylord Shaw dies at 73; journalist won a Pulitzer for The Times in 1978

Gaylord Shaw dies at 73; journalist won a Pulitzer for The Times in 1978

Gaylord Shaw, a renowned journalist who broke the news of Richard Nixon's resignation and won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 1978 for the Los Angeles Times, has died at age 73.

Shaw died Sept. 6 in Duncan, Okla., after a two-decade battle with multiple sclerosis, his family said Wednesday.

Shaw was a major force in journalism, as an investigative reporter with an uncommon gift for writing and as an editor with a deft hand and a gentle disposition, for over three decades. He practiced his craft in Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado and Washington, D.C.

"He had all the virtues that real reporters are supposed to have," said former Los Angeles Times bureau...

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