- Pulitzer Prize (1941)
- Correspondence Group Award
George Kidd received a B.A. in 1927, and a M.A. in 1931 from IU Bloomington. He began work as a reporter for United Press in the Washington, D.C. bureau in 1933. He moved to the wire service’s Berlin bureau in 1936, and covered the rise of Hitler and the Nazi invasion of Austria. During World War II, he served in the Naval Intelligence Service as a captain, remaining in the service until he retired in 1965.
Kidd was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in Correspondence as part of the Group Award in 1941. The Group Award was awarded, “In place of an individual Pulitzer Prize for foreign correspondence, the Trustees approved the recommendation of the Advisory Board that a bronze plaque or scroll be designed and executed to recognize and symbolize the public services and the individual achievements of American news reporters in the war zones of Europe, Asia and Africa from the beginning of the present war.”
Kidd passed away in Roseburg, Oregon, at the age of 83.