Will, George

Will, George

(George Frederick Will), 1941–, American political columnist, b. Champaign, Illinois. He attended Trinity College (B.A., 1962), Oxford (1962–64), and Princeton (PhD., 1964). In 1973, while he was an editor of the conservative National Review magazine, Will's editorial columns began appearing in the Washington Post. He contributes a biweekly column to Newsweek magazine and has appeared regularly on television, notably as a panel member of ABC's "This Week" since 1981. In 1977 he won a Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary. Will was an informal campaign adviser to Ronald Reagan in 1980. His articles have been collected in such books as The Pursuit of Virtue (1982), Suddenly (1990), Restoration (1992), and The Woven Figure (1997). Will has also written of America's national pastime in Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball (1990) and Bunts (1998).

Will, George (Frederick)

(1941–  ) journalist; born in Champaign, Ill. An Oxford graduate with a doctorate from Princeton, he taught political science, was a congressional aide, and joined National Review as an editor (1973–76) before becoming a syndicated columnist (1974), a Newsweek contributing editor, and a commentator for ABC (from 1981). A conservative known for his dry wit and erudition, he won a 1977 Pulitzer Prize. His books include the 1990 best-seller, Men at Work, on his avocation, baseball.
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