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James J. Kilpatrick

AKA James Jackson Kilpatrick

Born: 1-Nov-1920
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, OK
Died: 15-Aug-2010
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: Heart Failure

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Conservative columnist, Point-Counterpoint

Nationally syndicated conservative columnist, who argued against Brown v. Board of Education in his 1962 book The Southern Case for School Segregation. Also famed for his 1970s stint arguing right-wing perspectives opposite Shana Alexander's progressive opinions, in the closing "Point-Counterpoint" segment of CBS's 60 Minutes.

Wife: Marie Louise Pietri (sculptor, m. 21-Sep-1942, d. 1997, three sons)
Son: Sean
Son: Kevin
Son: Christopher
Wife: Marianne Means (m. 1998, until his death)

    University: University of Missouri

    Universal Press Syndicate Columnist (1979-2009)
    Richmond News Leader Opinion Editor (1961-67)
    McCain 2000

    60 Minutes Commentator, Point-Counterpoint (1971-79)

Author of books:
The Sovereign States: Notes of a Citizen of Virginia (1957)
The Southern Case for School Segregation (1962)
The Foxes' Union and Other Stretchers, Tall Tales, and Discursive Reminiscences of Happy Years in Scrabble, Virginia (1977)
Political Bestiary (1979, with Eugene McCarthy)
The Ear Is Human: A Handbook of Homophones and Other Confusions (1985)
A Bestiary of Bridge (1986)
Fine Print: Reflections on the Writing Art (1993)

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