Jon Favreau

Speechwriter, Composer

1981 –


Who is Jon Favreau?

Jonathan E. "Jon" Favreau is a former Director of Speechwriting for President Barack Obama. Favreau attended the College of the Holy Cross, graduating as valedictorian. In college, he accumulated a variety of scholastic honors, and took part in and directed numerous community and civic programs. After graduation, he went to work for the John Kerry Presidential campaign in 2004, working to collect talk radio news for the campaign, and eventually was promoted to the role of Deputy Speechwriter. While working for the Kerry campaign, he first met Barack Obama.

In 2005, Robert Gibbs recommended Favreau to Obama as an excellent speechwriter. Favreau was hired as Obama's speechwriter shortly after Obama's election to the United States Senate. Obama and Favreau grew close, and Obama has referred to him as his "mind reader". He went on the campaign trail with Obama during his successful Presidential election campaign. In 2009, he was named as a White House staff member as Director of Speechwriting.

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Jun 2, 1981
Also known as
  • Favs
  • United States of America
  • College of the Holy Cross
    ( - 2003)
  • Director of Speechwriting, Executive Office of the President of the United States
    (2009 - )
  • Aide to Senator Obama, United States Senate
    (2005 - )
Lived in
  • North Reading

on July 23, 2013


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