William Safire

American Political Columnist & Presidential Speechwriter William Safire Full Name: William Safire

United States of America

Profession: American Political Columnist & Presidential Speechwriter
Why Famous: 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

Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius

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

Historical Events in the Life of William Safire

  • 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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