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White House Speechwriter

US GOVERNMENT OFFICE

Members of the speechwriting staff at the White House.

See also White House Staff.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Bernard W. Aronson
Business
16-May-1946   ACON Investments LLC
Tony Blankley
Pundit
21-Jan-1948 7-Jan-2012 McLaughlin Group pundit
Pat Buchanan
Columnist
2-Nov-1938   Crossfire
Christopher Buckley
Novelist
24-Dec-1952   Thank You for Smoking
Anthony R. Dolan
Government
7-Jul-1948   President Reagan's chief speechwriter
James Fallows
Journalist
2-Aug-1949   Atlantic Monthly
David Frum
Pundit
30-Jun-1960   Coined "Axis of Evil"
David Gergen
Columnist
9-May-1942   Advisor to Nixon, Reagan, Bush, Clinton
Michael Gerson
Politician
1965   Washington Post columnist
Bruce Herschensohn
Activist
10-Sep-1932   Conservative activist
James C. Humes
Government
31-Oct-1934   Speechwriter to five Presidents
Heather F. Hurlburt
Activist
c. 1967   Executive Director, National Security Network
Michael Johns
Government
8-Sep-1964   Conservative activist, healthcare exec
Chris Matthews
Talk Show Host
17-Dec-1945   Hardball with Chris Matthews
William McGurn
Government
4-Dec-1958   Chief speechwriter for Bush, 2005-08
Peggy Noonan
Journalist
7-Sep-1950   Coined A thousand points of light
Robert Orben
Author
4-Mar-1927   Prolific jokewriter
Landon Parvin
Government
3-Jul-1948   Speechwriter for Reagan, Bush, Schwarzenegger
John Podhoretz
Columnist
18-Apr-1961   Conservative columnist
Michael Potemra
Columnist
?   Deputy Managing Editor, National Review
Dana Rohrabacher
Politician
21-Jun-1947   Congressman, California 46th
William Safire
Columnist
17-Dec-1929 27-Sep-2009 NYT columnist, language maven
Lisa Schiffren
Activist
c. 1960   Former Quayle speechwriter
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
Historian
15-Oct-1917 28-Feb-2007 The Age of Roosevelt
Bob Shrum
Activist
1943   Democratic political strategist
Tony Snow
Government
1-Jun-1955 12-Jul-2008 Fox News pundit, White House press secretary
Ted Sorensen
Attorney
8-May-1928 31-Oct-2010 Aide to JFK
Ben Stein
Game Show Host
25-Nov-1944   Host of Win Ben Stein's Money
Marc A. Thiessen
Columnist
c. 1967   White House speechwriter, 2004-09
Ben Wattenberg
Pundit
26-Aug-1933   Think Tank moderator


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