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List of Famous Speechwriters

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List of famous speechwriters, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top speechwriters in the world? This includes the most prominent speechwriters, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable speechwriters is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic speechwriters were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned speechwriters.

These people, like Ben Stein and Pat Buchanan include images when available.

From reputable, prominent, and well known speechwriters to the lesser known speechwriters of today, these are some of the best professionals in the speechwriter field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous speechwriters ever?" and "What are the names of famous speechwriters?" then you're in the right place. (61 items)
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    Stephen Fishbach is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Speechwriters
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    Stephen Fishbach is scheduled to appear on Survivor: Tocantins, the eighteenth season of reality show Survivor. more

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    • Age: 36
    • Profession: Speechwriter, Consultant
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    Ben Stein is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Speechwriters
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    Benjamin Jeremy "Ben" Stein is an American writer, lawyer, actor, and commentator on political and economic issues. He attained early success as a speechwriter for American presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Later, he entered the entertainment field and became an actor, comedian, and Emmy ...more

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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
    • Profession: Commentator, Financial adviser, Author, Actor, Writer, + more
    • Credits: Win Ben Stein's Money, Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Casper
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    Pat Buchanan

    Patrick Joseph "Pat" Buchanan is an American conservative political commentator, author, syndicated columnist, politician, and broadcaster. Buchanan was a senior advisor to U.S. Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan, and was an original host on CNN's Crossfire. He sought the ...more

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    • Age: age 77
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA
    • Profession: Commentator, Speechwriter, Politician, Journalist, Author, + more
    • Credits: The McLaughlin Group, An Unreasonable Man, 1968 with Tom Brokaw, Kike Like Me
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    Peggy Noonan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Speechwriters
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    Margaret Ellen "Peggy" Noonan is an American author of several books on politics, religion, and culture, and a weekly columnist for The Wall Street Journal. She was a primary speech writer and Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan and has maintained a conservative leaning in her writings since ...more

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    • Age: 65
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
    • Profession: Commentator, Speechwriter, Journalist, Author, Writer
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    John McLaughlin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Speechwriters
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    John McLaughlin is an American television personality and political commentator. He created, produces, and hosts the long-running political commentary series The McLaughlin Group as well as John McLaughlin's One On One. more

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    • Age: age 88
    • Birthplace: Rhode Island, United States of America
    • Profession: Editor, Commentator, Speechwriter, Journalist, Television producer, + more
    • Credits: Independence Day, Mission: Impossible, Dave, The McLaughlin Group
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    William Safire is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Speechwriters
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    William Lewis Safire was an American author, columnist, journalist, and presidential speechwriter. He was perhaps best known as a long-time syndicated political columnist for the New York Times and the author of "On Language" in the New York Times Magazine, a column on popular etymology, new or unusual ...more

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    • Age: Died at 80 (1929-2009)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Speechwriter, Journalist, Author, Writer
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    Derek Laud is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Speechwriters
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    Derek George Henry Laud is a British lobbyist, businessman, political adviser, speechwriter, and journalist. He achieved celebrity status during his time as a contestant in the 2005 series of the British reality television show Big Brother. He is an occasional television and radio broadcaster and ...more

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    • Age: 51
    • Birthplace: London, England
    • Profession: Speechwriter, Politician
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    Karl Hess was an American national-level speechwriter and author. He was also a political philosopher, editor, welder, motorcycle racer, tax resister, atheist, and libertarian activist. His career included stints on the Republican right and the New Left before embracing free-market anarchism. more

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    • Age: Died at 71 (1923-1994)
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
    • Profession: Speechwriter
    • Credits: Anarchism in America, Karl Hess: Toward Liberty
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