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Gaylord Shaw, 73, Pulitzer Prize winner, dies

DUNCAN, Okla._Duncan resident Gaylord Shaw, a former Associated Press reporter who broke the news that President Richard Nixon would resign amidst the Watergate scandal, has died.

Shaw died Sunday at his home at the age of 73. Shaw was a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, first honored in 1978 for a series of stories he wrote for the Los Angeles Times on the unsafe conditions of hundreds of dams across the country. He won again in 1997 along with a group of Newsday reporters for their coverage of the explosion of a TWA jet over Long Island. Shaw was born in El Reno, where he got his first newspaper job reporting sports when he was just 13. 

He later worked for the Lawton Constitution before joining the AP’s Oklahoma City bureau at the age of 20.

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