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Tony Snow (Robert Anthony Snow)

Robert Anthony "Tony" Snow was an American journalist, political commentator, television news anchor, syndicated columnist, radio host, musician, and the third White House Press Secretary under President George W. Bush. Snow also worked for President George H. W. Bush as chief speechwriter and Deputy Assistant of Media Affairs. He served as White House Press Secretary from May 2006 until his resignation effective September 2007.


  • Snow was born in Berea, Kentucky, and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. His father, Jim, taught social studies, was a school guidance counselor, and an assistant principal at Princeton High School in Sharonville, Ohio from which his son graduated.

  • Education

    • After graduating from Princeton High School, Snow obtained his Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Davidson College in 1977


    • Between his two White House stints, Snow was a broadcaster and newspaper columnist. After years of regular guest-hosting for The Rush Limbaugh Show and providing news commentary for National Public Radio, he launched his own talk radio program, The Tony Snow Show, which went on to become nationally syndicated. He was also a regular personality on Fox News Channel since 1996, hosting Fox News Sunday and Weekend Live, and often substituting as host of The O'Reilly Factor. In April 2008, Snow briefly joined CNN as a commentator. He also made several notable speeches, including keynote addresses at the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2007 and 2008.

      In his journalistic and governmental capacities, Snow generally supported conservative causes.


    Party affiliation: Republican Party


    Denomination: African Gospel


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    Sports, music, travel, writing


    • father: James
    • mother: Betty
    • children: Kendall Elizabeth
    • Robert Walke
    • Kristin Anna
    • 1st wife: Jill Ellen Walker
    Tony Snow
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    Born June 1, 1955
    Died July 12, 2008
    (aged 53)
    • 1977
      Davidson College
    • 1979
      University Chicago
    • 1979 - 1981
      Editorial writer, The Greensboro (North Carolina) Record
    • 1981 - 1982
      Editorial writer, The Greensboro (North Carolina) Record
      Norfolk, United Kingdom
    • 1982 - 1984
      editorial page editor The Daily Press
      Newport News, Virginia, United States
    • 1984 - 1987
      deputy editorial page editor The Detroit News
    • 1987 - 1991
      editorial page editor The Washington Times
    • 1991 - 1992
      deputy assistant, speechwriting The White House
      Washington, United States
    • 1991 - 1992
      director, speechwriting The White House
      Washington, United States
    • 1993 - 2000
      columnist United States of America Today
      Arlington, Virginia, United States
    • 1993 - 2001
      syndicated columnist Creators Syndicate
    • 1996 - 2003
      host FOX News Sunday
    • 2000 - 2000
      deputy assistant, for media affairs to President
    • 2000 - 2008
      political commentator Cable News Network
    • 2003 - 2006
      host FOX News Sunday
    • 2006 - 2007
      assistant, The White House
    • 2006 - 2007
      press secretary, The White House
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