Allen Drury (2 September, 1918 – 2 September, 1998) was an American novelist and Pulitzer Prize winner.
- Drury was a direct decedent of immigrants to the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
- After graduating from Stanford University in the class of 1939, Mr. Drury worked for the Tulare Bee where he won the Sigma Delta Chi Award for editorial writing.
- In 1943 Mr. Drury enlisted in the U.S. Army as an infantry soldier but was discharged due to back injury.
- From 1943 to 1945 Mr. Drury worked in the U.S. Senate correspondent to the United Press.
- Along with his reporting, he also kept a personal journal about Congress, which was later published.
- Drury followed the career of Harry S. Truman from junior Senator to President.
- In 1954 Mr. Drury was hired as a reporter for the New York Times.
- In his spare time, Mr. Drury was writing his novel Advise and Consent.
- Advise and Consent spent 102 weeks on The New York Times Bestseller list and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1960.
- Advise and Consent is thought to be a novel about real life, based on Mr. Drury’s observations in Congress.
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