William McGurn

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William McGurn is an American writer. He was the chief speechwriter for President George W. Bush from June 2006 until February 2008, replacing Michael Gerson.[1]

Early life[edit]

McGurn received a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame and a master's degree in communications from Boston University.[2]


McGurn served as the chief editorial writer with The Wall Street Journal. From 1992 to 1998, McGurn served as the senior editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review. Prior to this he was the Washington bureau chief of National Review. He writes the Main Street column at The Wall Street Journal and is an executive at its parent company, News Corporation.[2] On Dec. 11, 2012, he was named editorial page editor of the New York Post.[3]

Personal life[edit]

McGurn has been a resident of Madison, New Jersey.[4]


  1. ^ National Review PDF
  2. ^ a b Wall Street Journal profile
  3. ^ Dylan Byers, William McGurn named New York Post editorial page editor, Politico, 12/11/12
  4. ^ McGurn, William. "Hostage to NJ Transit", New York Post, republished online by The Heartland Institute, 17 November 2004. Accessed July 19, 2011. "To put this all in perspective, the brochure for my 1910 home in suburban Madison boasts that the “fastest train” will get you to Manhattan in 47 minutes."

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