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Jon Meacham Biography

Title:
Author and former Editor of Newsweek
Position:
None Found to the question "Should the Words “under God” Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
Reasoning:

None found as of Jan. 19, 2011

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Executive Vice President and Executive Editor, Random House Publishing Group, Jan. 3, 2011-present
  • Co-anchor, Need to Know, PBS, May 2010-present
  • Editor, Newsweek, Oct. 2006-Sep. 2010
  • Member, Leadership Council, Harvard Divinity School
  • Vestryman, Trinity Church Wall Street, NY
  • Communicant and former Vestryman, St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, NY
  • Member, Board of Trustees, The Churchill Centre
  • Member, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Recipient, Pulitzer Prize (for American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House), Apr. 20, 2009
  • Managing Editor, Newsweek, Nov. 1998-Oct. 2006
  • Recipient, The Churchill Centre’s Emery Reves Award (for Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship), 2005
  • Recipient, the William E. Colby Military Writers’ Symposium Book of the Year Award (for Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship), 2005
  • National Affairs Editor, Newsweek, June 1995-Nov. 1998
  • Writer, Newsweek, Jan. 1995-June 1995
  • Editor, Washington Monthly, 1993-1995
Education:
  • BA, summa cum laude, English Literature, Sewanee: The University of the South, TN, 1991
  • Attended McCallie School, TN
  • Attended St. Nicholas School, TN
Other:
  • Born 1969 in Chattanooga, TN
  • Legal name: Jonathan Ellis Meacham
  • #33 (tied with #30) on Newsweek‘s 2010 “Power 50” list of highest-earning political figures, with an estimated 2010 income of $2 million
  • Contributor, New York Times Book Review, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times Book Review, Washington Post Book World
  • Member, Society of American Historians, 2009-present
  • Recipient, Anti-Defamation League’s Hubert H. Humphrey First Amendment Freedoms Prize, Nov. 1, 2007
  • Judge, the 26th Annual Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, 2006
  • Recipient, Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University, 2005
  • Holds three other honorary doctorates
  • Former Journalist, Chattanooga Times
  • Former member, Board of Trustees and Board of Regents, Sewanee: The University of the South, TN
  • Salutatorian and elected to Phi Beta Kappa at Sewanee: The University of the South, TN
Quoted in:
  1. Is the United States a Christian Nation?