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David Leon Barnett

editorial consultant

David Leon Barnett, American editorial consultant. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946. Member White House Corresponding Association Clubs: Gridiron (Washington), Harvard (Washington), National Press (Washington), Federal City (Washington).

Background

Barnett, David Leon was born on January 21, 1922 in Savannah, Georgia, United States.

Education

Bachelor of Science with honors in Govt, Harvard University, 1943. Master of Science, Columbia University, 1947.

Career

Member of staff, Richmond (Virginia) News Leader, 1947-1954;chief statehouse bureau and political correspondent, Richmond (Virginia) News Leader, 1950-1951;assistant city editor, Richmond (Virginia) News Leader, 1951-1954;regional correspondent, Business Week magazine, 1951-1954;Washington correspondent, North America Newspaper Alliance, 1954-1955;chief Washington bureau, columnist, North America Newspaper Alliance, 1955-1965;Washington news editor, Hearst Newspapers, 1966-1976;assistant managing editor, United States News & World Report, Washington, 1976-1987;editorial consultant, United States News & World Report, Washington, 1987-1995.

Membership

Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946. Member White House Corresponding Association Clubs: Gridiron (Washington), Harvard (Washington), National Press (Washington), Federal City (Washington).

Connections

Married Jeanne Kahn, December 29, 1946. Children: Randel, Megan, Jane.

spouse:
Jeanne Kahn

children:
Randel Barnett

Megan Barnett

Jane Barnett