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Buchanan, Patrick (1938–)

Patrick Joseph Buchanan is an author and columnist, former television commentator and presidential advisor, and three-time unsuccessful presidential candidate.

Born in Washington, D.C., he graduated from Georgetown University and received a master's in journalism from Columbia University in 1962. Upon graduation he began writing for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.

In 1966, Buchanan began working for Richard Nixon as the first full-time staffer in preparation for the 1968 presidential election. Following Nixon's election, Buchanan worked as a White House advisor and speechwriter for Nixon and Vice President Spiro Agnew. After Nixon's resignation in 1974, Buchanan briefly continued his duties under President Gerald Ford until leaving later that year.

After leaving the White House, Buchanan became a syndicated political columnist and a commentator on a radio program and television shows ...

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