John D. “Jack” Maurice Class of 1935 John D. “Jack” Maurice was the Pulitzer Prize-winning editor (1950-78) of the Charleston Daily Mail. He received the award in 1975 for his editorials about the Kanawha County textbook controversy. He was the editor of the Charleston Daily Mail from 1950 to 1978 and continued as a contributing editor from 1978 to 1984. He won the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi national award for distinguished service in journalism in 1958. He was twice honored by Marshall University, first with an honorary Doctor of Letters degree in 1963 and the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1977.