Rusher, William A., 1923-2011

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Author, lawyer, and publisher. Full name: William Allen Rusher.

From the description of Papers of William A. Rusher, 1940-1989 (bulk 1968-1988). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71072171


From the description of Reminiscences of William Allen Rusher : lecture, 1961. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122512954

Biographical Note

  • 1923, July 19: Born, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1943: A.B., Princeton University,Princeton, N.J.
  • 1943 - 1946 : Second lieutenant and captain, United States Air Force
  • 1948: J.D., Harvard University,Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1948 - 1956 : Associate, Shearman, Sterling and Wright law firm, New York, N.Y.
  • 1949: Admitted to New York Bar
  • 1955: Special counsel, New York State Senate Finance Committee,Albany, N.Y.
  • 1956 - 1957 : Washington, D.C. Washington, D. C. District of Columbia Associate counsel, United States Senate Internal Security Subcommittee,Washington, D.C. New Orleans New Orleans Islamic School of Greater New Orleans Korean Presbyterian Church of New Orleans New Orleans Bible Church Days Inn New Orleans/LaPlace Esa New Orleans-Kenner WYES-TV (New Orleans) New Orleans University (historical) Speciality Hospital of New Orleans Greater Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church of New Orleans New Orleans Square Shopping Center New Orleans Metairie New Orleans Fire Department Engine 15 and Ladder 5 WRNO-FM (New Orleans) New Orleans Public Library - Nora Navra Branch New Orleans Fire Department Engine 40 AmeriHost Inn and Suites New Orleans Synergy Behavioral Health Center of New Orleans WCCL-TV (New Orleans) Naval Support Activity New Orleans Beacon Behavioral Hospital of New Orleans New Orleans Fire Department Engine 6 and Ladder 3 Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Airport Hawaii Hawaii Investigated communist presence in New Orleans,Hawaii, and the United States Treasury Department
  • 1957 - 1988 : Publisher of National Review
  • 1964: Helped establish the National Draft Goldwater Committee that engineered Barry Goldwater's Republican presidential nomination
  • 1965 - 1970 : Vice chairman, American Conservative Union
  • 1968: Published Special Counsel (New Rochelle, N.Y.: Arlington House. 304 pp.)
  • 1970 - 1973 : Debater, Public Broadcasting System television program "The Advocates"
  • 1972: Member, Presidential Advisory Task Force on Civil Disorders
  • 1973: New York, N.Y. New York City Chelsea New York Distinguished Citizen Award, New York University School of Law,New York, N.Y. Published Amnesty? The Unsettled Question of Vietnam with Arlie Schardt and Mark Hatfield, (Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.: Sun River Press. 148 pp.) Began syndicated column, "The Conservative Advocate"
  • 1973 - 1980 : Served on the National News Council
  • 1975: Published The Making of the New Majority Party (New York: Sheed and Ward. 222 pp.
  • 1981: Published How to Win Arguments (Lanham, Md.: University Press of America. 207 pp.)
  • 1984: Published The Rise of the Right (New York: W. Morrow. 336 pp.)
  • 1987: Published A Short Course on South Africa (New York: N.p. 38 pp.)
  • 1988: Published The Coming Battle for the Media: Curbing the Power of the Media Elite (New York: Morrow. 228 pp.) Retired as publisher of National Review
  • 1989: Published The Meaning of Taiwan (New York: N.p. 50 pp.)

From the guide to the William A. Rusher Papers, 1940-1989, (bulk 1968-1988), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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creatorOf Kilpatrick, James Jackson, 1920-2010. James J. Kilpatrick papers [manuscript], 1925-1966 (bulk 1950-1966). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rusher, William A., 1923-2011. Papers of William A. Rusher, 1940-1989 (bulk 1968-1988). Library of Congress
creatorOf William A. Rusher Papers, 1940-1989, (bulk 1968-1988) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Rusher, William A., 1923-2011. Reminiscences of William Allen Rusher : lecture, 1961. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
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Birth 1923-07-19

Death 2011





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