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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 famous writers of speeches, like Ben Stein and Pat Buchanan include images when available. Featuring presidential speech writers, political speech writers, and more, this list has it all. 

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. 
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