George Will

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Date of Birth May 4, 1941
Place of Birth Champaign, Illinois
Age 79 years old
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George Will

George Frederick Will is an American libertarian-conservative political commentator. He writes regular columns for The Washington Post and provides commentary for NBC News and MSNBC. In 1986, The Wall Street Journal called him "perhaps the most powerful journalist in America," in a league with Walter Lippmann. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1977.

Born: George Frederick Will, May 4, 1941, Champaign, Illinois, U.S.
Alma mater: Trinity College (BA), Magdalen College, Oxford (BA, MA), Princeton University (MA, PhD)
Occupation: Columnist, journalist, author
Employer: Newsweek, The Washington Post
Political party: Independent (2016–present), Republican (1964–2016)
Spouse(s): Madeleine Will (div. 1989)
Children: 4
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About George Will

Author and conservative commentator who won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1977. His published works include The Pursuit of Happiness and Other Sobering Thoughts (1978), Statecraft as Soulcraft: What Government Does (1983), and Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball (1990).

Before Fame

He received a Ph.D. in politics from Princeton University and subsequently taught political philosophy at both Michigan State University and the University of Toronto. He began his career in journalism as an editor for the National Review.


His numerous honors include the Bradley Prize (2005), the Cronkite Award (1991), and the William Allen White Award (1993).

Family Life

He had a daughter and two sons with his first wife, Madeleine Will. He later married Mari Maseng, with whom he had a third son, David.


His wife was in charge of Rick Perry's 2012 presidential campaign.

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