Pulitzer-winning biz reporter dies at 92
Business reporter Austin C. Wehrwein, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1953 for writing about the Canadian economy in the Milwaukee Sentinel, died Tuesday at the age of 92.
Journal Sentinel reporter Amy Rabideau Silvers writes, “Wehrwein won the prize for international reporting, writing a 25-part series called ‘Canada’s New Century.’ Wehrwein died of natural causes Tuesday at home in St. Paul, Minn. He was 92.
“Wehrwein traveled Canada coast to coast — by foot, train, plane and car — often writing on the run in hotel rooms. His stories told of Canadian economic development from the point of view of the everyday citizen. Wehrwein reported from the nation’s wheat fields and pulpwood forests, new natural gas and oil fields, developing mine operations, the docks of Toronto and Montreal, and the port of Vancouver.
“The series brought recognition of a neighbor and an economy that many Americans knew little about — and praise from Canadian officials, who hailed the series as ‘a most lucid and observant account’ that could only help to ‘foster good relations between our two countries.'”
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