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 William Frank Buckley, Jr

William Frank Buckley, Jr

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 27 Feb 2008 (aged 82)
Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Sharon, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 24915565 · View Source
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Author and conservative commentator. Born in New York City, he was recruited into the CIA in 1951, the same year his first book, God and Man at Yale, was published. Soon founded the National Review in 1955, which he used as a forum to mobilize support for Barry Goldwater's presidential bid. In 1964 helped form Young Americans for Freedom. He later hosted "Firing Line" on the Public Broadcasting Sytem from 1966 to 1999. Well known as a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist remembered for his eloquence, wit, and command of the English language. Buried in Sharon, Connecticut near some of his sisters (or buried with the ashes of his wife).

Bio by: Fred Beisser



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  • Originally Created by: Fred Beisser
  • Added: 27 Feb 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24915565
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Frank Buckley, Jr (24 Nov 1925–27 Feb 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24915565, citing Saint Bernard Cemetery, Sharon, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .