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Peggy Noonan

Peggy NoonanAKA Margaret Ellen Noonan

Born: 7-Sep-1950
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY

Gender: Female
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Journalist, Author
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Coined A thousand points of light

Speechwriter for Republican presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, coined A Thousand Points of Light, the Read My Lips, No New Taxes promise, and A Kinder, Gentler Nation.

Father: Jimmy Noonan
Husband: Richard W. Rahn (economist, m. 1985, div. 1989, one son)
Son: Will (b. 1987)

    High School: Rutherford High School, Rutherford, NJ (1968)
    University: Fairleigh Dickinson University (1974)
    Professor: New York University (1978-79)

    White House Speechwriter
    The Wall Street Journal Columnist, 2000-
    Good Housekeeping Contributing Editor
    Time Contributing Editor
    The Creative Coalition Board Member
    Freedom House Board of Trustees
    Manhattan Institute for Policy Research Trustee
    Enron Cowrote a 1997 speech for Ken Lay ($25,000-$50,000)
    Converted to Catholicism
    Irish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Former Smoker

    The West Wing Consultant

Official Website:

Author of books:
What I Saw at the Revolution: A Political Life in the Reagan Era (1990, memoir)
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness (1994, memoir)
The Case Against Hillary Clinton (2000, biography)
When Character was King: A Story of Ronald Reagan (2001, biography)
A Heart, A Cross, and a Flag: America Today (2003, nonfiction)

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