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James Wieghart

AKA James Gerard Wieghart

Born: 16-Aug-1933
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Died: 21-Feb-2010
Location of death: Clare, MI
Cause of death: Pneumonia

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Journalist, Columnist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Editor, NY Daily News, 1982-84

Military service: US Army (1951-54)

Served under Judge Lawrence E. Walsh as director of public information for the Iran-Contra independent counsel, where he co-authored Final Report of the Independent Counsel for Iran-Contra Matters in 1994. After a distinguished career in journalism and as columnist, he served as consultant for the Dilenschneider Group until an aneurysm in 2009 forced his retirement.

Sister: Patricia Graham
Sister: Mary Lois Armstrong
Wife: Sharon Marie Hulin (m. 13-Aug-1955, until his death, four daughters)
Daughter: Michelle
Daughter: Elizabeth Queen
Daughter: Bridget
Daughter: Rebecca Eaton

    High School: Niles High School, Niles, MI
    University: Central Michigan University
    University: BA, University of Wisconsin
    Administrator: Chairman, Journalist Dept., Central Michigan University (1989-93)

    Dilenschneider Group Consultant (1993-2009)
    US Official Dir. of PR, Office of Independent Counsel, Iran Contra (1987-89)
    Congressional Staff Staff Director to Sen Ted Kennedy (1986)
    Scripps Howard Newspapers Columnist, Political Correspondent (1984-86)
    The New York Daily News Editor and Senior VP (1982-84)
    The New York Daily News Executive Editor (1981-82)
    The New York Daily News Washington Bureau Chief (1975-81)
    The New York Daily News Reporter (1969-75)
    Congressional Staff Press Secretary to Sen. William Proxmire (1965)
    The Milwaukee Sentinel
    The Milwaukee Journal
    Iran-Contra Scandal
    Aneurysm 2009


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