John Patrick 'Pat' Harty (April 30, 1901 - February 25, 1959) was an American outdoor sportswriter and outdoor sports enthusiast. He was an avid amateur fisherman, skier, and hunter, who had earned a reputation as an authority in these fields. He worked as the Boston Globe outdoor sportswriter for fourteen years. Born in Saxtons River, Vermont, Harty attended Bellows Falls High School and St. Michael's College in Winooski. Before entering the newspaper field, Harty worked in Danvers, Massachusetts as a sales manager and salesman for a sporting goods firm. He joined the staff of the Newburyport News during the Great Depression, where he wrote about sports and sold advertising. Harty joined the Boston Globe sports staff in November 1945.