Seymour Conference 2004 – Keynote Speaker Paul Dickson

Paul Dickson was born in Yonkers, NY, graduated from Wesleyan University in 1961 and was honored as a Distinguished Alumnae of that institution in 2001.

Since 1968, he has been a full-time freelance writer.

Paul Dickson was born in Yonkers, NY, graduated from Wesleyan University in 1961 and was honored as a Distinguished Alumnae of that institution in 2001.

Since 1968, he has been a full-time freelance writer. He has contributed articles to various magazines and newspapers, including Smithsonian, Esquire, The Nation, Town & Country, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post and written numerous books on a wide range of subjects.

He received a University Fellowship for reporters from the American Political Science Association to do his first book, Think Tanks (1971) and for his book The Electronic Battlefield (1976), about the impact automatic weapons systems have had on modern warfare, he received a grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism to support his efforts to get certain Pentagon files declassified.

His most recent book The Hidden Language of Baseball: How Signs and Sign Stealing Have Influenced the Course of our National Pastime was published in May, 2003 by Walker & Co. and follows other works of baseball reference including The Joy of Keeping Score, Baseball



Originally published: May 21, 2004. Last Updated: May 21, 2004.

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