Who is Lois Wille

Lois Wille, was a Chicago-based journalist, editor, and author. She won her first of two Pulitzer Prizes in 1963 for a series on local government’s failure to provide contraceptive information and services to low-income women.

Lois Wille Bio

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Birth Date 19 September 1931
Birth Place Chicago, United States
Death Date 23 July 2019
Age 87 years
Profession journalist
Education Northwestern University
Awards Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing
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Lois Wille was born on 19 September 1931 and died on 23 July 2019. She has died at the age of 87. She was a journalist, editor, and author.

She was born to architect Walter and homemaker Adele (Taege) Krober. She had one younger brother, Donald.

she moved with her family to Arlington Heights, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Wille’s maternal ancestors were of German descent and lived in Chicago since the 1800s.

Her mother born in Arlington Heights. Wille’s father was born in Leipzig, Germany, and moved to America in 1924 after finishing college.

Wille described her father as an intellectual who loved mathematics, science, archaeology and transmitted a lot of that to my brother and to me.

Her mother “did…the things that a mother and homemaker did in the thirties and forties…but also early on developed a great interest in politics and civic affairs and later in her life she was one of the most avid listeners of talk shows and radio and readers of newspapers.

I think she read newspapers more thoroughly than I did.

Lois Wille Education & Carrer

Wille attended a Lutheran grammar school and Arlington Heights High School before attending Northwestern University.

she received both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from the university’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications respectively.

Wille won the Northwestern Alumnae Award in 1986.

While a senior at Northwestern, Wille was the managing editor of the newspaper, The Daily Northwestern. She also was involved in the efforts to integrate campus dormitories.

Lois Wille Husband, Children, Personal Life

Wille married to her husband Wayne in 1954. He is also an editor and journalist, in a journalism class at Northwestern. They had no children.

Death and Cause

Wille died on 23 July 2019 at the age of 87 in Chicago after suffering a severe stroke.

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