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Safire, William (William Safir)

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Born: 1929 AD
Currently alive, at 85 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Authors, Speechwriter

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1929 - Born on the 17th of December.

1955-1960 - He was a public relations executive.

1968 - Wrote collections Safire's Political Dictionary.

1973 - Safire joined the New York Times as a political columnist.

1978 - He won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary on Bert Lance's alleged budgetary irregularities.

1979 - Wrote weekly "On Language" column for The New York Times.

1980 - On Language.

1988 - You Could Look It Up.

1992 - Bill Clinton, Safire became one of the leading critics of Clinton's administration.

1995 - Safire has served as a member of the Pulitzer Board.

2000 - Safire became the full-time chief executive of the Dana Foundation where he has been chairman.

2005 - He is a staunch defender of Israel and for this reason received the Guardian of Zion Award of Bar-Ilan University.

2006 - Safire was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George W. Bush.





 


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