Les Whitten

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Leslie Hunter "Les" Whitten Jr. (February 21, 1928 – December 1, 2017) was an American investigative reporter. He was born in Jacksonville, Florida. He worked at the Washington Merry-Go-Round under Jack Anderson, as well as novelist and translator of French poetry Baudelaire.[1] He was arrested by the FBI and was spied on by the CIA during his career.[2]

Whitten died in Adelphi, Maryland of sepsis on December 1, 2017 at the age of 89.[3][4][5]

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  1. The Gale Group (2005), "Whitten, Leslie Hunter, Jr.", Writers Directory 2005.
  2. "Matches for Leslie Hunter "Les" Whitten, Jr". MyHeritage.
  3. Smith, Harrison (2 December 2017). "Les Whitten, investigative reporter arrested by FBI and spied on by CIA, dies at 89". Washington Post. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  4. Smith, Harrison (7 December 2017). "Les Whitten, investigative reporter arrested by FBI and spied on by CIA, dies at 89". New York Times. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  5. Hemingway, Mark (6 December 2017). "The Washington Reporter Who Reinvented Horror and Science-Fiction". Weekly Standard. Retrieved 7 December 2017.