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William Allen Rusher, American writer, commentator, columnist. Bar: New York 1949. Recipient Distinguished Citizen award New York University School Law, 1973.


Rusher, William Allen was born on July 19, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Evan Singleton and Verna (Self) Rusher.


AB, Princeton University, 1943. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1948. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Nathaniel Hawthorne College, 1973.


Associate, Shearman & Sterling & Wright, New York City, 1948-1956;special counsel finance committee, New York Senate, 1955;associate counsel internal security subcommittee, United States Senate, 1956-1957;public, vice president, National Review magazine, New York City, 1957-1988;also board directors, National Review magazine, New York CityDistinguished fellow, The Claremont Institute, since 1989. Member Advisory Task Force on Civil Disorders, 1972.


  • Bar: New York bar 1949.



Board of directors Media Research Center, Washington, National Review Board, 1957-1988, 90-. Board advisors Ashbrook Center, Ashland, Ohio, past chairman. Past vice chairman American Conservative Union.

Past trustee Pacific Legal Foundation, Sacramento. Trustee, treasurer Wilbur Foundation, Santa Barbara. Served as Second lieutenant to captain, United States Army Air Force, 1943-1945, India-Burma Theater.

Member American Bar Association, U. Club (New York City and San Francisco), Metropolitan Club (Washington).


Evan Singleton Rusher

Verna (Self) Rusher