George Frederick Will is a popular columnist and political commentator. He’s also a receiver of a Pulitzer Prize for the widely acclaimed commentaries he made regarding politics.
WILL’S ORIGINS AND PERSONAL LIFE
Will came from Champaign, Illinois and the son of Frederick L. Will and Louise Hendrickson Will.
Will went to University Laboratory High School of Urbana in Illinois and Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He then moved to Oxford to obtain a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Magdalen College. Next, he finished his MA and PhD degrees in politics at Princeton University.
Will had three children with his first wife, Madeleine. He divorced Madeleine in 1989 and married his second wife, Mari Maseng in 1991. They reside in Washington D.C. with their son, David.
After finishing his studies, Will worked as one of the staff of Senator Gordon Allott. He was also a political philosophy instructor at the James Madison College of Michigan University, University of Toronto, and Harvard University.
During the 1970s, Will was the editor for National Review and he also wrote for Washington Post Writers Group and Newsweek.
His commentaries regarding the corruption during Nixon’s presidency were greatly appreciated by people. He also subsequently received a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary because of the insightful and sensible commentaries that covered a variety of topics.
Aside from writing for various publications, Will authored several books about baseball, political philosophy, and some compilations of his columns.
Will was also part of ABC News as one of the people behind the creation of This Week with David Brinkley and a regular panelist on Agronsky & Company and NBC’s Meet the Press. At present, Will works for Fox News as a contributor.
When it comes to his political views, Will was most known for his opposition to death penalty and a supporter of low taxes.