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Elizabeth Drew

Elizabeth Drew, American commentator, journalist, writer. Recipient award for excellence Society Magazine Writers, 1971, Wellesley Alumnae Achievement award, 1973, DuPont award, 1973, Missouri medal, 1979, Sidney Hillman award, 1983, Ambassador of Honor award Books Across the Sea, 1984, Literature Lion award New York Public Library., 1985, Edward Weintal prize, 1988.

Background

  • Drew, Elizabeth was born on November 16, 1935 in Cincinnati. Daughter of William J. and Estelle (Jacobs) Brenner.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Wellesley College, 1957. Doctor of Humane Letters, Hood College, 1976. Doctor of Humane Letters, Yale University, 1976.

      Doctor of Humane Letters, Trinity College, Washington, 1978. Doctor of Humane Letters, Reed College, 1979. Doctor of Humane Letters, Williams College, 1981.

      Doctor of Humane Letters, Georgetown University, 1981. Doctor of Humane Letters, George Washington University, 1994. Doctor of Humane Letters, Trinity College, Hartford, 2000.

    Career

    • Writer, editor Congressional Quarterly, 1959-1964. Freelance writer, 1964-1967. Washington editor Atlantic Monthly, 1967-1973.

      Host television interview program Thirty Minutes With, 1971-1973. Commentator television program Agronsky and Company (now Inside Washington), 1973-1992. Washington correspondent New Yorker Magazine, 1973-1992.

      Commentator Monitor Radio, 1992—1995. Advisory board Shorenstein Center on Press and Policies, Harvard University. Advisory council Bardeuas Center for Study of Congress, New York University.

    Works

    • On the Edge: The Clinton Presidency
    • A noted journalist assesses the current president's actions on such issues as the NAFTA agreement, gays in the military, foreign concerns, and advisor rivalries.
    • Politics and Money
    • Published by Macmillan Publishing Company, New York, 1983, Second Printing, this book was written by Elizabeth Drew.

    Connections

    • Married J. Patterson Drew, April 11, 1964 (deceased 1970). Married David Webster, September 26, 1981 (deceased 2003). Married David Felton, October 14, 2004.
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    Born November 16, 1935
    • 1957
      Wellesley College
    • 1976
      Hood College
    • 1976
      Yale University
    • 1978
      Trinity College
    • 1979
      Reed College
    • 1981
      Williams College
    • 1981
      Georgetown University
    • 1994
      George Washington University
    • 1959 - 1964
      Writer
    • 1964 - 1967
      freelance writer
    • 1967 - 1973
      Washington editor Atlantic Monthly
    • 1971 - 1973
      host television interview program Thirty Minutes With
    • 1973 - 1992
      commentator television program Agronsky and Company (now Inside Washington)
    • 1973 - 1992
      Washington correspondent New Yorker Magazine
    • 1992 - 1995
      commentator Monitor Radio
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