Currently alive, at 66 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.