Frazier Hunt embodied the archetype of the free-ranging, adventurous foreign correspondent.
Known to his friends as "Spike," the tall, redheaded reporter's work for newspapers and magazines brought him to the sites of many of the most pivotal events of the early 20th century, including the Russian Revolution and the battlefields of World War I and II.
Perhaps his most famous exploit occurred in 1919, when he sneaked a piece of the Versailles Peace Treaty out of Europe in a suitcase and brought it to the Chicago Tribune, which published it.
In addition to his dispatches from abroad, many of which appeared in The Times, he wrote books — both novels and nonfiction. He knew many of the important political figures of his time personally, including the Prince of Wales and Gen. Douglas MacArthur, about both of whom he wrote books.