Jon Meacham

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Birthday
20, 1969
Birthplace
Tennessee
Birth Sign
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Birthday
20, 1969 (age 49)
Birthplace
Tennessee

About

An American publisher, editor, journalist, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, he served as executive editor of Random House. He is best known for his 2008 biography, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House.

Before Fame

He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. During the late 1980s, he became managing editor of Newsweek magazine.

Trivia

He worked as a television political commentator and also co-hosted the short-lived PBS news program, Need to Know.

Family Life

He lived with his grandfather, the renowned Chattanooga, Tennessee judge, Ellis K. Meacham, during his teenage years. He later married Margaret Keith Smythe Meacham; together, they had three children.

Associated With

He won the Pulitzer Prize for American Lion, his 2008 biography of Andrew Jackson.