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Richard B. Wirthlin

AKA Richard Bitner Wirthlin

Born: 15-Mar-1931
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, UT
Died: 16-Mar-2011
Cause of death: Natural Causes

Gender: Male
Religion: Mormon [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Pollster for Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan's pollster (1968-88).

[1] General Authority and member, Second Quorum of the Seventy, 1996-2001.

Father: Joseph L. Wirthlin (Presiding Bishop, LDS church)
Mother: Madeline Bitner Wirthlin
Brother: Joseph Bitner Wirthlin
Wife: Jeralie Mae Hilton Chandler (m. 23-Nov-1956, 8 children)
Son: Rich
Son: John

    University: BA Economics, University of Utah
    University: MA Economics, University of Utah
    University: PhD Economics, UC Berkeley
    Professor: Brigham Young University
    Professor: Arizona State University

    Second Quorum of the Seventy (1996-2001)
    American Association of Political Consultants Hall of Fame
    Reagan-Bush '84 Director of Research, Planning, and Policy
    Romney for President
    Sigma Chi Fraternity
    Religious Mission: Mormon Switzerland & Austria (1951-53)

Author of books:
The Greatest Communicator: What Ronald Reagan Taught Me about Politics, Leadership, and Life (2004)

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