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George F. Will

John M. Ashbrook Memorial Dinner

Friday, September 10, 1999

Myers Convocation Center, Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio

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George Will

George F. Will’s newspaper column has been syndicated by the Washington Post since 1974. Today Mr. Will appears twice weekly in just under 500 newspapers in the United States and in Europe. In 1976 he became a regular contributing editor of Newsweek, for which he provides the back page essay twice a month. In 1977 he won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary in his newspaper columns.

Mr. Will has published six collections of his newspaper and magazine essays, three books of political philosophy and two books on the subject of baseball.

In addition to being a syndicated columnist, Mr. Will is a television news analyst. For seven years (1977-1984) Mr. Will was a regular panelist on “Angronsky & Company.” In 1981 he became a founding member of the panel of ABC Television’s This Week with Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts.

Mr. Will was born in Champaign, Illinois (1941), educated at Trinity College in (Hartford, Connecticut; B.A.; 1958-62), Magdalen College (Oxford University, England; B.A. Politics, Philosophy and Economics; 1962-64), and at Princeton University, (M.A., Ph.D. Politics; 1964-67). He has taught political philosophy at Michigan State University, (1967-1968), at the University of Toronto, (1968-1970), and at Harvard University (Fall 1995) Mr. Will served on the staff of the United States Senate for Gordon Allot (Republican, Colorado), from 1970 through the end of 1972. From 1973 through 1976, he was Washington editor of National Review magazine.

Mr. Will serves in an advisory capacity to the following: the George Marshall Foundation, the Baltimore Orioles, the Center for Strategic International Studies, the San Diego Padres, the Society of American Historians, and the Little League Foundation. He has received honors from Georgetown University, Trinity College, University of Illinois, Duke University, Princeton University, University of Kansas (William Allen School of Journalism) and the College of William & Mary.

Today, Mr. Will lives and works in the Washington, D.C. area.

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