John Seigenthaler Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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John Seigenthaler (John Lawrence Seigenthaler)

Last Updated: 09 Oct, 2023 | Views: 165

Age: 86

Profession: Journalist

Other Profession(s): Writer

Famous For: Prominent defender of First Amendment rights

Higher Education: Columbia University

John Seigenthaler Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
27 Jul, 1927 (86 Years 10 Months 15 Days)

Birth Country
United States

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Died on
11 Jun, 2014

Cause of Death
Still Unknown

John Seigenthaler Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):
John Seigenthaler was an American journalist and advocate for social justice. American society still feels the commitment to journalism and progress that this person brought. A Nashville journalist since 1949, Seigenthaler resigned from The Tennessean in 1960 to represent Robert F. Kennedy as his administrative assistant. During his tenure as USA Today editor, Seigenthaler was also its founding director. 

John Seigenthaler Education:
• Attended Father Ryan High School 
• Peabody College: Courses in sociology and literature
• Columbia University: Attended American Press Institute for Reporters

John Seigenthaler  Career:
• 1946 to 1949: John Seigenthaler served in Air Force (United States) at the rank of sergeant
• 1952: Joined The Tennessean newspaper as a reporter.
• 1960: Became an administrative assistant to Robert F. Kennedy in the Department of Justice.
• 1962: Assisted in organizing the Freedom Rides and participated in the civil rights movement.
• 1973: Co-founded the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University.
• Seigenthaler and Richard Goodwin were appointed by the Kennedy family to represent them during a controversy over William Manchester's book about the assassination of John F. Kennedy, The Death of a President.

John Seigenthaler  Awards:
National Headliner Award

John Seigenthaler Unknown facts:
In 2005, Seigenthaler became the first editorial director of the newly created Vanderbilt University Press.

John Seigenthaler Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 178 cm
In Meters 1.78 m
In feet & Inches 5'10"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 68 Kg
In Pounds 149 lbs

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John Seigenthaler Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
John L. Seigenthaler

Mother's Name
Mary Brew

Dolores Watson

John Michael Seigenthaler

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