Persico, Joseph E.

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Author, researcher, and former speechwriter Joseph E. Persico of Guilderland, New York was born on July 19, 1930. In 1952, after receiving a BA in both English and Political Science from the New York State College for Teachers (as the University at Albany was then known), he entered the U.S. Navy. Returning to the U.S. in 1956, Persico matriculated at Columbia University in New York for his graduate work. In 1956, Joseph Persico began his political writing career, serving Governor W. Averell Harriman as a writer and researcher. After three years with Harriman, Persico then became a Foreign Service Officer for the United States Information Agency (USIA) working in Argentina, Brazil, and Washington. Between 1963 and 1966, Persico served as Executive Assistant to the New York State Health Commissioner, Hollis Ingraham. In 1966, Joseph Persico became the chief speechwriter for New York Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller. Continuing in this position for seven years, he remained Rockefeller's primary speechwriter as the Governor assumed the office of Vice President of the United States from 1974 to 1977. In 1977, Joseph Persico transitioned into a full-time author, focusing on historical subjects.

From the description of Joseph E. Persico papers, 1910-2003. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122621712

American historian.

From the description of Joseph E. Persico papers, 1943-1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754871864

Largely audiocassettes consisting of Joe Persico's interviews with Murrow's family, friends and colleagues.

From the description of Joseph E. Persico papers, 1983-1985. (Tufts University - Tisch Library). WorldCat record id: 774688804


American historian.

From the guide to the Joseph E. Persico papers, 1943-1980, (Hoover Institution Archives)

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creatorOf Joseph E. Persico papers, 1943-1980 Hoover Institution Archives.
referencedIn Theodore Roosevelt Collection: Books, pamphlets, periodicals, 18-- - <ongoing> Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Persico, Joseph E. Joseph E. Persico papers, 1910-2003. University at Albany, University Libraries
creatorOf Persico, Joseph E. Joseph E. Persico papers, 1943-1980. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
creatorOf Persico, Joseph E. Joseph E. Persico papers, 1983-1985. Tufts University - Tisch Library, Tisch Library
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associatedWith Casey, William J. person
associatedWith Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006. person
associatedWith Murrow, Edward R. person
associatedWith Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979. person
associatedWith United States. Central Intelligence Agency. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Office of Strategic Services. person
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United States
United States
New York (State)
United States
World War, 1939-1945
Gettysburg Campaign, 1863
World War, 1939-1945--Secret service
World War, 1939-1945--Germany
Secret service--United States
Government and the press
Secret service
Intelligence officers
Nuremberg Trial of Major German War Criminals, Nuremberg, Germany, 1945-1946


Birth 1930-07-19





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