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Walter Isaacson

Walter IsaacsonAKA Walter Seff Isaacson

Born: 20-May-1952
Birthplace: New Orleans, LA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author, Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Former Managing Editor for Time

Starting in December 1995, managing editor for Time magazine, and in July 2001 appointed as Chairman and CEO of CNN cable network. Author of Kissinger: A Biography, and Benjamin Franklin: An American Life.

Father: Irwin Isaacson
Mother: Betsy Seff
Wife: Cathy Wright (m. 15-Sep-1984)
Daughter: Elizabeth Carter Isaacson

    University: Deep Springs College
    University: BA, Harvard University (1974)
    University: MA, Oxford University (1976)
    Administrator: Tulane University

    Aspen Institute President and CEO (2003-)
    CNN CEO (2001-03)
    Time (1978-2001)
    The New Orleans Times-Picayune Reporter, Columnist
    The Sunday Times of London
    Member of the Board of Readers Digest Association (2003-)
    Member of the Board of UAL Corporation (2006-)
    Campaign for American Leadership in the Middle East
    Council on Foreign Relations
    National Constitution Center Board of Trustees
    Science Debate 2008
    Trilateral Commission
    Rhodes Scholarship
    Funeral: Henry Grunwald (2005) Eulogist

Author of books:
Pro and Con (1983, current events)
Kissinger: A Biography (1992, biography)
The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made (1986, with Evan Thomas)
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life (2003, biography)
Einstein: His Life and Universe (2007, biography)
American Sketches: Great Leaders, Creative Thinkers, and Heroes of a Hurricane (2009)
Profiles in Leadership: Historians on the Elusive Quality of Greatness (2010, non-fiction)
Steve Jobs (2011, biography)


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