Will, George (1941–)

In 2006 George Will's syndicated newspaper column appeared twice weekly in more than 475 newspapers. However, trying to assign an occupation to George Will is difficult. Although Will is one of the most recognizable conservative political commentators on television, he could also add college professor and author to his résumé. George Frederick Will was born May 4, 1941, in Champaign, Illinois. He received a B.A. degree from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, a Master of Arts degree from the University of Oxford, and a Ph.D. in political science from Princeton University in 1968. After 2 years of service to Senator Gordon Allott (R-CO) from 1970 to 1972, Will began his career in public life.

Will was the Washington editor of the National Review from 1973 to ...

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