2011

Distinguished Alumni

Murray Amsdell Seeger

While in high school, Murray Seeger lettered in baseball, football and basketball. He also was lead clarinet in band and a member of National Honor Society. Mr. Seeger continued his education at the University of Iowa, graduating in 1951. He received the University of Iowa Distinguished Alumni Award and was named a member of the Iowa Journalism Hall of Fame before the age of 50. Murray Seeger has been described as a “Small-town boy who became an International Journalist”. His journalism experience included the Buffalo News, Cleveland Plain Dealer and the New York Times. He was editorial director for KYW Radio and TV, Washington correspondent for Newsweek and the Los Angeles Times, and LAT correspondent for Moscow, Bonn and Brussels. In his spare time, Mr. Seeger was able to write many free-lance articles and books including, “Discovering Russia: 200 Years of American Journalism”. Throughout his career he received many awards including the Nieman Fellowship in Journalism, and the Loeb Award. Mr. Seeger was best known as a writer, editor, teacher and consultant on public affairs. Murray died in August of 2011 at the age of 82.