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Morton Mintz


The Therapeutic Nightmare (Boston: HMCo. 1965).
By Prescription Only (Boston: Beacon, 1967).
The Pill: An Alarming Report (New York: Fawcett, 1969; Boston: Beacon, 1970).
At Any Cost: Corporate Greed, Women, and the Dalkon Shield (New York: Pantheon, 1985).

Co-authored with Jerry S. Cohen:

America, Inc.: Who Owns and Operates the United States (New York: Dial, 1971; Bantam, 1972).
Power, Inc.: Public and Private Rulers and How to Make Them Accountable (New York: Viking, 1976; Bantam, 1977).

Co-authored with others:

In the Name of Profit: Profiles in Corporate Irresponsibility (New York: Doubleday, 1972; Warner, 1973).
More Bucks, Less Bang: How the Pentagon Buys Ineffective Weapons (Washington: Fund for Constitutional Government & Project on Military Procurement, 1983).

Co-authored with my family:

Quotations From President Ron (New York: St. Martin's, 1986).
President Ron's Appointment Book: Stirring Quotations From Reagan's Fanatics, Finaglers, and Featherheads (New York: St. Martin's, 1987)


Chicago Tribune, Columbia Journalism Review, IRE [Investigative Reporters & Editors] Journal, Legal Times, Multinational Monitor, Nation, National Law Journal, New Republic, Newsday, Newsweek, Nieman Reports, Non Profit Times, Progressive, Regardie's, Science,, Trial, Village Voice, (Washington) City Paper, Washington Monthly, Washington Post Magazine.


"Allies: The ACLU and the Tobacco Industry," a report sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the Coalition on Smoking OR Health, Ralph Nader, Public Citizen, Inc., and the Trauma Foundation; published by the Advocacy Institute, July 1993.


Nieman Fellow '64; the Worth Bingham, Heywood Broun, Raymond Clapper, and George Polk Memorial Awards; the Columbia [University] Journalism Award, The Playboy Foundation's Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award for Lifetime Achievement, (More) Magazine's A.J. Liebling Award, the Washington- Baltimore Newspaper Guild awards for Public Service (twice) and for Distinguished Writing; the Association of Trial Lawyers of America Special Literary-Public Service Award.


The Sidney Hillman Award (for America, Inc.)


St. Louis Star-Times, reporter, 1946-1950.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat, reporter and assistant city editor, 1951-1958.
Washington Post, reporter, December 1958 to retirement in October 1988.


University of Michigan, Journalism Department Fellow, 1976; Duke University, Washington Post fellow, 1981; lectures to medical students at Columbia, George Washington, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and University of Virginia; to law students at George Washington and University of North Carolina; to journalism students at American University, Duke, George Washington, University of North Carolina, University of Arkansas, and University of Michigan, and to students at the Woodrow Wilson School of Governmental Affairs at Princeton.


Chair, Fund for Investigative Journalism, 1990-1993; member, board of directors, 1987-1990.


Born: 1-26-22 in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Parents: William and Sarah Solomon Mintz.
Education: Ann Arbor public schools and University of Mich. (A.B. in Economics, 1943).
Military Service: U.S. Navy, April 1943-June 1946.
Married: Anita Inez Franz, August 1946.
Children: Margaret (Mrs. John) Birdsall, Elizabeth (dec.), Roberta (Mrs. Harry) Levine, and Daniel.

MARCH 1998