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Adam Clymer

Adam ClymerBorn: 27-Apr-1937
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 10-Sep-2018
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: Cancer - Pancreatic

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The New York Times

Military service: US Army (1961-62)

4 September 2000: During a campaign stop in Naperville, Illinois, Presidential candidate George W. Bush turns to running mate Dick Cheney and says, "There's Adam Clymer, major-league asshole from the New York Times." Cheney responds, "Oh yeah, he is, big-time." Unbeknownst to the men, their comments are transmitted clearly to the television news feed.

Rather than offer a mea culpa to Clymer, Bush later issues this non-apology: "I regret that a private comment I made to the vice-presidential candidate made it onto the public airwaves. I regret everybody heard what I said."

Father: Kinsey Clymer (d. 1984)
Mother: Eleanor Lowenton ("Elizabeth Kinsey", d. 31-Mar-2001)
Wife: Ann Wood Fessenden (m. 3-Jun-1961, d. 2013, one daughter)
Daughter: Jane Emily Clymer (d. 1985 automobile accident)

    High School: Walden School, Walden, VT (1954)
    University: BA, Harvard University (1958)
    University: University of Cape Town (postgraduate study, 1959)

    The New York Times (1977-2003)
    The New York Daily News (1976)
    The Baltimore Sun (1963-76)
    The Norfolk Virginian-Pilot (1960-63)
    The Harvard Crimson
    Risk Factors: Obesity, Parkinson's

Author of books:
Edward M. Kennedy: A Biography (1999, biography)
Drawing the Line at the Big Ditch: The Panama Canal Treaties and the Rise of the Right (2008, politics)

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