Richard Brookhiser

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Birthday
23, 1955
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
23, 1955 (age 64)
Birthplace
New York

About

Known for his work as an editor of the New York City-based National Review publication, this journalist and writer also became famous for his biographies of America's founding fathers. His historical-themed publications include What Would the Founders Do? and America's First Dynasty : The Adamses, 1735—1918.

Before Fame

While a high school student in the Rochester, New York area, he published his first National Review article. He went on to earn a bachelor's degree from Yale University.

Trivia

He was a 2008 recipient of the National Humanities Medal.

Family Life

He married psychologist and fellow writer Jeanne Safer in 1980. In the early 1990s, he survived a bout of testicular cancer.

Associated With

He hosted and co-wrote a 2002 PBS documentary titled Rediscovering George Washington.