Currently alive, at 64 years of age.
1950 – A Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist was born on the 13th day of March this year in New York City.
1970 – He was raised in Montreal where he attended McGill University and obtained an honors degree in political science and economics.
1970 – He was a Commonwealth Scholar in politics at Balliol College, Oxford. He later moved to the United States.
1972 – He spent his first year at Harvard Medical School.
1975 – He was paralyzed in a serious diving accident. Continuing medical training during his rehabilitation, he earned an M.D. from Harvard University's medical school, and worked as a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital.
1975 - He was a Resident and then a Chief Resident in Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital. During this time, he and a colleague identified a form of mania separate from bipolar disorder, which they named "secondary mania.”
1978 – He quit medical practice to direct planning in psychiatric research for the Jimmy Carter administration, and began contributing to the magazine The New Republic.
1980 – During this year’s campaign, he served as a speech writer to Vice President Walter Mondale.
1985 – He wrote one of his most influential essays, “The Reagan Doctrine”, which first introduced that term.
1987 – He won the Pulitzer Prize in this year for commentary.
2002 – He was appointed to President George W. Bush's President's Council on Bioethics in this year, he has opposed human experimentation, human cloning and euthanasia.
2004 – He gave a speech to the American Enterprise Institute titled “Democratic Realism: An American Foreign Policy for a Unipolar World.
2005 – He published “Miers: The Only Exit Strategy”, in which he explained that all of Miers' relevant constitutional writings are protected by both attorney/client privilege and executive privilege.
2006 – The Financial Times named Krauthammer as America's most influential columnist.
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- "If we insist that public life be reserved for those whose personal history is pristine, we are not going to get paragons of virtue running our affairs. We will get the very rich, who contract out the messy things in life; the very dull, who have nothing to hide and nothing to show; and the very devious, expert at covering their tracks and ambitious enough to risk their discovery."
- "A three-year diet of rubber chicken and occasional crow."
- "Take all your dukes and marquesses and earls and viscounts, pack them into one chamber, call it the House of Lords to satisfy their pride and then strip it of all political power. It's a solution so perfectly elegant and preposterous that only the British could have managed it."
- "Post-Watergate morality, by which anything left private is taken as presumptive evidence of wrongdoing."