William Safire

Journalist, Author

1929 – 2009

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Who was William Safire?

William Lewis Safire was an American author, columnist, journalist, and presidential speechwriter.

He was perhaps best known as a long-time syndicated political columnist for the New York Times and the author of "On Language" in the New York Times Magazine, a column on popular etymology, new or unusual usages, and other language-related topics from its inception.

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Born
Dec 17, 1929
New York City
Also known as
  • William Lewis Safire
Spouses
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
  • Caucasian race
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • The Bronx High School of Science
  • Syracuse University
    (1947 - 1949)
Employment
  • United States Army
    (1952 - 1954)
  • New York Herald Tribune Company
    (1949 - 1951)
  • Correspondent, WNBC (AM)
    (1951 - 1952)
Died
Sep 27, 2009
Rockville

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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