William Safire

Political Columnist and Presidential Speechwriter William Safire

Profession: Political Columnist and Presidential Speechwriter

United States of America

Biography: He is best known as a long-time syndicated political columnist for the New York Times and the author of "On Language" in the New York Times Magazine.

Born: December 17, 1929
Birthplace: NYC, New York, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: September 27, 2009 (aged 79)
Cause of Death: Pancreatic cancer

Historical Events

  • 1980-10-27 William Safire’s column entitled "The Ayatollah Votes" is published in the New York Times, and was later quoted in a campaign ad for Ronald Reagan in that year's presidential election

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