William M. Beecher

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William M. Beecher (born May 27, 1933) is a former Washington correspondent for the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.[1] He also served as Washington bureau chief for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He spent two years as a senior official of the Defense Department and ten years as a top official of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He has authored eight novels. In retirement, he is an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland.[2][3]


Beecher earned a B.A. from Harvard University, where he was an editor of the Harvard Crimson, and an M.S. from Columbia University. During his college career he worked as campus correspondent for the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald Traveler.[1]


Beecher authored the following novels: Mayday Man (1990), Submerged Rage: The Hidden Grievance (2005), The Acorn Dossier (2009), Nuclear Revenge (2010), The KGB Hoax (2013), Arabella Undercover (2014), Double Agent Stallion (2015) and Jihadi Revenge (2016).