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Jon Meacham Biography

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

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
  • BA, summa cum laude, English Literature, Sewanee: The University of the South, TN, 1991
  • Attended McCallie School, TN
  • Attended St. Nicholas School, TN
  • 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
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  1. Is the United States a Christian Nation?