John J. O'Neill, science editor of the New York Herald Tribune, died at his home in Freeport, Long Island, on August 30th. He was sixty‐four. Mr. O'Neill, who had been in newspaper work for forty‐five years, received the Pulitzer Prize in journalism (1937) for good reporting and the Westinghouse Distinguished Science Writing Medal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1946). He wrote popularized accounts of research in all branches of science that were both lucid and accurate, winning the respect of scientists and laymen alike for his conscientious reporting. He was a member of numerous scientific societies, a fellow of the American Geographic Society, and a charter member and former president of the National Association of Science Writers.
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