Charles Leffingwell Bartlett (born August 14, 1921) won the 1956 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting "for his original disclosures that lead to the resignation of Harold E. Talbott as Secretary of the Air Force."
Bartlett was born in Chicago, Illinois to Valentine Crouse Bartlett and Marie A. (Frost) Bartlett. He married Josephine Martha Buck on December 17, 1950.
He started the Washington D.C. bureau for the liberal-leaning Chattanooga Times.
Bartlett has been credited with arranging the blind date that initiated the courtship of Jacqueline Bouvier and future President John F. Kennedy. A longtime Washington insider, Bartlett graduated from Yale University in 1943.