Dorothy Thompson
(1893-1961)

Died aged c. 68

Dorothy Celene Thompson (July 9, 1893 – January 30, 1961) was an American journalist and radio broadcaster, who in 1939 was recognized by Time magazine as being equal in influence to Eleanor Roosevelt. She is notable as the first American journalist to be expelled from Nazi Germany in 1934 and as one of the few women news commentators on radio during the 1930s. She is regarded by some as the "First Lady of American Journalism".

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Dorothy Thompson 1893-1961 The journalist, known as "the intrepid girl reporter" lived here from 1941 to 1957. Her book I Saw Hitler and column, "On the Record," were influential in calling for American intervention in World War II.

237 East 48th Street, NY 10017, New York, NY, United States where they lived