William F. Buckley Jr.

William F. Buckley Jr. was an american political journalist and founder of the conservative journal "National Review. He was born November 24, 1925 in New York, New York.  He was born into a wealthy family with 10 other siblings, him being the sixth oldest. Since his family was wealthy he spent his early childhood in Europe. Being born in the early 1900's he was bound to be involved in politics.

Starting off  his adult life at Mexico University, and then attending Yale after his time served in WWII, his career really took off when he was chairman of  the "Yale Daily News" and joining the debate team helped form his strong conservative political views.  Along with all of this he was included in some minor writing, wrote a book, even in the CIA for a short time of nine months, and married his wife (Patricia Alden Austin Taylor) in 1950. The couple also had a son in 1952 who is now an established political author himself. He ran for mayor in 1955 with the low count of 13.4% of votes which had a outcome of him being the host of "Firing Line" (A debate show) starting in 1966 which ended in 1999. This is what brought him real fame. But as a man with this many projects something had to end, him. February 27, 2008 he died Buckley was found dead at his home in Stamford, Connecticut. He had been suffering from diabetes for years and his work load didn't help. As stated by many, he will be seen as one of the best political authors of his time.

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http://www.biography.com/people/william-f-buckley-jr-9230494#synopsis  

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