Joseph Daughen ’52 was for a half-century a prominent Philadelphia journalist (Evening Bulletin and Daily News) and author who traveled the country reporting on the civil rights movement, five Presidential campaigns, the Vietnam War, Watergate, the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and national, stated and local affairs. During his career, Daughen (pronounced “Dawn”) was twice a Pulitzer Prize finalist, won an reporting and writing awards, including the National Conference of Christians and Jews Brotherhood Award, two Philadelphia Press Associations Gold Typewriters, and both PPA Best Writing and Best Reporting Awards, the only journalist to win both. A temple graduate, Daughen is a best – selling author (“The Wreck of the Penn Central”).and was “The Cop Who Would be King”. a biography of Frank L. Rizzo and sole author of “Fearless” a biography of Philadelphia lawyer Richard A Sprague. He is married to the former Joan Purdy. They have one daughter, Joan whose husband is the novelist, Robb Cardigan ( “Phoenixville Rising) and two grandchildren, Ryan and Caroline.