About Anthony Lewis
Anthony Lewis, NF ’57, was New York Times columnist and Washington correspondent who specialized in the Supreme Court and First Amendment issues. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting twice. As a reporter for The New York Times, Lewis is credited with setting a new standard for coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court, an accomplishment that was recognized in 1963 with a Pulitzer Prize. Eight years earlier, at the age of 28, he had won his first Pulitzer for a series of articles about the unjust firing of a Navy employee during the Red Scare. For more than 30 years, Lewis wrote a column about foreign affairs for the Times’s Op-Ed page. He also wrote several books, including two about landmark Supreme Court decisions. “Gideon’s Trumpet,” about the Supreme Court decision that established a right to legal counsel for poor defendants charged with serious crimes, hasn’t been out of print since it was published in 1964.