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Ben Wattenberg

Ben WattenbergAKA Benjamin J. Wattenberg

Born: 26-Aug-1933
Birthplace: Bronx, NY

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Think Tank moderator

Military service: USAF (1955-57)

Was a speechwriter for President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Father: Judah Wattenberg (d. 23-May-1996)
Mother: Rachel Gutman Wattenberg (d. 1975)
Sister: Rebecca Schull (actress)
Wife: Marna Hade Wattenberg (div., d. 11-Aug-1997)
Daughter: Sarah Wattenberg
Son: Daniel Wattenberg
Daughter: Ruth Wattenberg
Wife: Diane Abelman
Daughter: Rachel Wattenberg

    University: BA English, Hobart College (1955)
    Professor: Mary Washington College

    US News and World Report Contributing Editor (1989-90)
    White House Speechwriter
    American Enterprise Institute 1976
    Coalition for a Democratic Majority Cofounder
    Committee on the Present Danger
    Austrian Ancestry Paternal
    German Ancestry Maternal
    Jewish Ancestry

Author of books:
The Real Majority: An Extraordinary Examination of the American Electorate (1970, politics)
In Search of the Real America: A Challenge to the Chaos of Failure and Guilt (1978, social studies)
The Wealth Weapon: U.S. Foreign Policy and Multinational Corporations (1980, international affairs)
The Good News Is the Bad News Is Wrong (1984, social studies)
The Birth Dearth: What Happens When People in Free Countries Don't Have Enough Babies? (1987, social studies)
The First Universal Nation: Leading Indicators and Ideas About the Surge of America in the 1990s (1991, politics)
Values Matter Most: How Republicans or Democrats or a Third Party Can Win and Renew the American Way of Life (1995, politics)
Fighting Words: A Tale of How Liberals Created Neo-Conservatism (2008, politics)


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