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Walter Lippmann

Writer and Political Commentator Walter Lippmann

Profession: Writer and Political Commentator

United States of America

Biography: The last man who could swing an election with a newspaper column, he is famous for being among the first to introduce the concept of the "Cold War" and for coining the term "stereotype".

He won two Pulitzer Prizes for his work.

Born: September 23, 1889
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra

Died: December 14, 1974 (aged 85)

Married Life

  • 1917-05-24 Writer Walter Lippmann (27) weds Faye Albertson
  • 1937-12-09 Writer Walter Lippmann (48) divorces first wife Faye Albertson after 20 years of marriage
  • 1938-03-26 Writer Walter Lippmann (48) weds second wife Helen Byrne Armstrong

Historical Events

  • 1964-09-14 President Lyndon Johnson presents Walter Lippmann with the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Quotes by Walter Lippmann

  • "When everyone thinks the same, nobody is thinking."

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