Anthony Lewis Dies, Pulitzer Prize Winner was 85

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Anthony Lewis, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and a columnist for The New York Times, has passed away from complications related to Parkinson's disease. He was 85.

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Lewis championed such causes as free speech, human rights and constitutional law during 32 years of writing for the aforementioned newspaper.

He won his first Pulitzer in 1955 for defending an innocent Navy civilian accused of sympathizing with Communists; and his second in 1963 for reporting on The Supreme Court.

Lewis also published an acclaimed novel in 1964 titled "Gideon's Trumpet."

He stopped writing for the Times in 2001, penning a column about how 9/11 could negatively affect American civil liberties.

Lewis also taught at Harvard, Columbia, California, Illinois, Oregon, Arizona and Stanford and was married to Margaret Marshall, a former chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

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