Richard Strout (1898-1990) was an American journalist and commentator. He was national correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor from 1923 and wrote The New Republic's "TRB from Washington" column from 1943 to 1983.
Richard Lee Strout was born in Cohoes, N.Y., on March 14, 1898, and raised in Brooklyn. He graduated from Harvard University in 1919. He moved to England to work in journalism in 1919, returned to the United States in 1921, and held various newspaper positions for several years before beginning an association with The Christian Science Monitor that was to last until his retirement in 1984. He received a master's degree in economics from Harvard in 1923. He won the George Polk Memorial Award for national reporting in 1958 and a Pulitzer Prize for lifetime achievement in 1978.