Robert Boyd (journalist)
He and Clark Hoyt won a Pulitzer Prize in 1973 for discovering the fact that Senator Thomas Eagleton, George McGovern's choice for vice president, had had severe psychiatric problems and undergone three shock treatments. Instead of publishing their scoop, they told their findings to McGovern's top advisor, and Eagleton withdrew as the Democratic nominee.
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- Brennan, Elizabeth A.; Clarage, Elizabeth C. Who's who of Pulitzer Prize Winners. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 66. ISBN 9781573561112. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
- "Former newspaperman Robert S. Boyd dies at age 91". Associated Press. The Washington Post. September 20, 2019. Retrieved September 20, 2019.