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Gridiron Club

ORGANIZATION

Invitation-only social club for Washington journalists, founded in 1885. Hosts an annual dinner attended by the President of the United States.

Founding Date:
1885

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Clifford K. Berryman
Cartoonist
2-Apr-1869 11-Dec-1949 Political cartoonist
Tom Brazaitis
Columnist
8-Aug-1940 30-Mar-2005 Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist
David Broder
Journalist
11-Sep-1929 9-Mar-2011 Washington Post reporter
Jack Germond
Columnist
30-Jan-1928   Fat Man in a Middle Seat
Georgie Anne Geyer
Journalist
2-Apr-1935   Foreign correspondent turned columnist
Al Hunt
Journalist
1-Jan-1942   Wall Street Journal editor
Carl Leubsdorf
Journalist
17-Mar-1938   Dallas Morning News
Robert Novak
Columnist
26-Feb-1931 18-Aug-2009 Conservative ideologue, outed Valerie Plame
Susan Page
Journalist
12-Feb-1951   USA Today Washington bureau chief
Tim Russert
Talk Show Host
7-May-1950 13-Jun-2008 Meet the Press
William Safire
Columnist
17-Dec-1929 27-Sep-2009 NYT columnist, language maven
Mark Shields
Columnist
25-May-1937   Shields and Brooks
John Philip Sousa
Composer
6-Nov-1854 6-Mar-1932 Stars and Stripes Forever
Jerald F. ter Horst
Government
11-Jul-1922 31-Mar-2010 Gerald Ford's short-term press secretary
Helen Thomas
Journalist
4-Aug-1920   White House reporter since 1961


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