Julius Duscha, American journalist, Died at 90


Julius Duscha was born on November 4, 1924, and died on July 2, 2015.

He was an American journalist. Julius married Priscilla Ann McBride in 1946 and divorce in 1992.

Their four children are Fred C., Steven D., Suzanne, and Sally Jean.

Julius was later remarried to Suzanne Van Den Heurk in 1997.

He attended University of Minnesota and began his career in 1943 at the St. Paul Pioneer Press and Dispatch.

Julius moved to Washington, DC in 1947 and worked for Congressional Quarterly, the Democratic National Committee, Labor’s League for Political Education of the old American Federation of Labour and The Machinist, a newspaper published by the International Association of Machinists. Julius is a graduate of American University.

From 1954 to 1958, Julius wrote for the Lindsay-Schaub Newspapers of Decatur, Illinois.

While working in Illinois, Julius was awarded a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University for the 1955-56 academic year.

From 1958 to 1966, Julius worked for the Washington Post as an editorial writer, a reporter and a national correspondent specializing in political coverage.

Julius was associate director of the Professional Journalism Fellowships Program at Stanford University from 1966 to 1968.

He headed the Washington Journalism Center from 1968 to 1990.

Julius also served on the board of trustees of Science Service, now known as Society for Science & the Public, from 1971 to 1985.

He has also written a syndicated column on public affairs and has contributed to New York Times Sunday Magazine, The Washingtonian, Harper’s and The Atlantic.

Julius published books include, Taxpayer’s Hayride: The Farm Problem; From the New Deal to the Billie Sol Estes Case, and Arms, Money and Politics.

His work landed him on the Master list of Nixon’s political opponents.

Julius Duscha passed away on July 2, 2015, aged 90.