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Louis Richard Rukeyser

columnist , broadcaster , lecturer , author

Louis RUKEYSER, American economic broadcaster, lecturer, columnist and author. Award 1963; Award (University; Medal Freedoms Foundation 1972; Award for Excellence in Financial News Programming 1975; Award 1980; Award, Texas A.


Rukeyser, Louis Richard was born on January 30, 1933 in New York City. Son of Merryle Stanley and Berenice Helene (Simon) Rukeyser.


AB, Princeton University, 1954. Doctor of Letters (honorary), New Hampshire College, 1975. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Moravian College, 1978.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Mercy College, 1984. Doctor of Laws (honorary), American University, 1991. Doctor of Business Administration (honorary), Southeastern Massachusetts University, 1979.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Loyola College, 1982. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Johns Hopkins University, 1986. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Western Maryland College, 1992.

Doctor in Finance (honorary), Roger Williams University, 1997.


Political and foreign correspondent Baltimore Sun newspapers, 1954—1965. Chief political correspondent Evening Sun, 1957—1959. Chief London bureau The Sun, 1959—1963, chief Asian correspondent, 1963—1965.

Senior correspondent, commentator ABC News, 1965—1973, Paris correspondent, 1965—1966, chief London bureau, 1966—1968, national economic commentator, 1968—1973. Economic columnist McNaught Syndicate, 1976—1986, Tribune Media Services, 1986—1993. International lecturer in field.

With United States Army, 1954-1956.



Married Alexandra Gill, March 3, 1962. Children: Beverley Jane, Susan Athena, Stacy Alexandra.

Merryle Stanley Rukeyser

Berenice Helene (Simon) Rukeyser

Alexandra Gill

Beverley Jane Rukeyser

Susan Athena Rukeyser

Stacy Alexandra Rukeyser