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George Lazarus

George Lazarus (MSJ57) was a member of the inaugural class of the Medill Hall of Achievement in 1997.

Lazerus can fairly be called the "dean of U.S. marketing journalists" - both because of the length of his tenure and the excellence of his editorial product. His well-known column appeared daily in the Chicago Tribune and was distributed on the Knight-Ridder Tribune service.

Lazarus covered business, marketing, and advertising news for the Chicago Tribune starting in 1972 after stints with Chicago Today and Chicago Daily News. He also was once a columnist for Adweek. The Lazarus daily column marked its 35th year of publication in September 1996.

Lazarus also provided business news commentary on WGN Radio and other Chicago radio stations.

Lazarus graduated from Clark University with a bachelor's degree in business and administration.

Lazarus died in 1999.