George Anthan, American journalist, Died at 80

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George Peter Anthan was born on June 2, 1936, in St. Joseph, Missouri, and died on August 17, 2016.

He was the Washington Bureau Chief for the Des Moines Register.

Anthan was the winner of several awards for outstanding journalism, including the Pulitzer Prize, the Raymond Clapper and National Press Club awards.

He also won an Alicia Patterson Journalism Fellowship in 2004 to research and write about the depopulation of the northern Great Plains.

George Anthan was a member of the Gridiron Club.

Anthan spent his early career reporting in Valley Junction and Des Moines, IA, for the Des Moines Tribune.

During 1971, Anthan joined the Register’s prestigious Washington, D.C. bureau.

Where he covered agriculture, food safety, and farm policy issues for 30 years.

He was a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Journalism.

He uses an IBM Selectric II typewriter.

Anthan was married to Ann Anthan, a Missouri native, lover of dogs, and road racing enthusiast.

He died due to a cardiac arrest.

George Anthan passed away 80 years old.