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Michael David Kilian, Spanish, American journalist, writer, columnist. Recipient Humor Writing award United Press International, 1971. Captain, Civil Air Patrol, 1976-2005; staff officer United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, 2002-2005. With United States Army, 1963-1965. Member White House Corrs. Association, English Speaking Union (life), National Press Club.


Kilian, Michael David was born on July 16, 1939 in Toledo. Son of D. Frederick and Laura Casmere (Dulski) Kilian.


Student, New School for Social Research, New York City, 1957-1958;student, University Maryland., 1964.


Writer, Station KNTV, San Jose, California, 1960-1963;reporter, City News Bureau, Chicago, 1965-1966;reporter, assistant political editor, Chicago Tribune, 1966-1971;editorial writer, Chicago Tribune, 1971-1986;editorial page columnist, Chicago Tribune, 1971-1986;Washington columnist, correspondent, cultural commentator, Chicago Tribune, since 1986. Commentator Station WBBM-television, Columbia Broadcasting System, 1973-1982, Station Window To The World-television, 1975-1978, National Public.Radio, 1978-1979. Host. "District of Columbia Journal: CLTV News, since 1995.

Correspondent RoyLeonard Show, World's Greatest Newspaper, 1996-1999. Commentator, commentary Canadian Broadcasting Company, since 1996.


  • In addition to being a long-time correspondent for the Chicago Tribune in Washington, D.C., Kilian was an accomplished author of numerous books, including the Harrison Raines Civil War mysteries.



Board of directors Fund for Animals, since 1976. Captain Civil Air Patrol, since 1976. With United States Army,1963-1965.

Member White House Corrs. Association, English Speaking Union (life), LangleySwim and Tennis Club, The Woods Club.


Son of D. Frederick and Laura Casmere (Dulski) K. M. Pamela H. Reeves, October 17, 1970. Children: Eric, Colin.

D. Frederick Kilian

Laura Casmere (Dulski) Kilian

Pamela H. Reeves

Eric Kilian

Colin Kilian