Jon Meacham Bio | Wiki
Jon Meacham (Full Name: Jon Ellis Meacham) is a popular American writer, reviewer, historian, and presidential biographer who is working as the current Canon Historian of the Washington National Cathedral. He is also a contributing writer to The New York Times Book Review, a contributing editor to Time magazine, as well as a former editor-in-chief of Newsweek.
Previously, Jon served as the executive editor and executive vice president at Random House. Besides, Jon is the author of many books. Jon was the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize due to Biography or Autobiography for American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House. In addition, Jon also holds the Carolyn T. and Robert M. Rogers Endowed Chair in American Presidency at Vanderbilt University.
Jon Meacham Age
Jon was born on May 20, 1969, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in the United States. He is 53 years old.
Jon Meacham Height
He is a man of above-average height. Jon stands at a height of 5 ft 10 in ( Approx1.78 m)
Jon Meacham Family
He was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee by his parents. Jon is a proud son to Jere Ellis Meacham (1946–2008), working as a construction and labor-relations executive who was decorated for valor during the Vietnam War, and Linda (McBrayer) Brodie. Jon’s paternal grandparents are, Ellis K. Meacham and Jean Austin Meacham, who raised him after his parents’ divorce.
When Jon was a child, his grandfather had discussions each morning with a group of men about local and national politics thus resulting in Jon to developed an interest in politics. He received an invitation to Ronald Reagan’s 1981 inauguration in Washington, D.C., in response to a letter that he sent to the president-elect.
Jon Meacham Wife
Jon happily married his lovely wife Margaret Keith Smythe, called Keith, in 1996. By that time of their marriage, Margret served as a teacher, having studied at the Campus of Virginia and the University in Aix-en-Provence. Margret also taught in Metz, France under a Fulbright Scholarship. The two have three children.
Jon Meacham Children
Jon Meacham Education
He studied at The McCallie School, where Jon developed an interest in the civil rights movement. Later on, Jon then went on to attend Sewanee: The University of the South where Jon graduated salutatorian and summa cum laude in 1991 earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in both English literature and was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Jon Meacham MSNBC |On Morning Joe Today
He has been a frequent guest on different talk shows like Charlie Rose, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, and Real Time with Bill Maher. Jon was a co-host with Alison Stewart of Need to Know on PBS from May 2010 to April 2011. He is also a frequent guest on CBS This Morning, Face the Nation, MSNBC’s Morning Joe, and Late Night alongside Stephen Colbert. Jon appeared in Ken Burns’ documentary series The Roosevelts: An Intimate History on PBS in 2014.
Jon Meacham Books | Books In Order
-Impeachment: An American History Oct 16, 2018
-The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels May 8, 2018
-Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power Nov 13, 2012
-Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush Nov 10, 2015
-His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope Aug 25, 2020
-American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House Nov 4, 2008
-Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship Oct 14, 2003
-The Hope of Glory: Reflections on the Last Words of Jesus from the Cross Feb 18, 2020
Jon Meacham The Soul Of America
He was asked to speak at the 2020 Democratic National Convention on the Soul of America. Jon supported Joe Biden, saying, “history, which will surely be our judge, can also be our guide. From Seneca Falls to Selma to Stonewall, we’re at our best when we build bridges, not walls”. As for the New York Times, Jon has been part of the team, writing some of Joe Biden’s speeches for the 2020 United States presidential election, such as Biden’s acceptance speech.
Jon Meacham Historian | Author
Jon was the editor for Voices in Our Blood: America’s Best on the Civil Rights Movement that was released in 2001. Spanning the period from 1941 to 1998, the book involves writings of noted civil-rights leaders, novelists, and journalists, like John Lewis, James Baldwin, William Faulkner, and David Halberstam. Jon’s book, Franklin and Winston, Partners of an Intimate Relationship about Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, was released in 2003.
He has explored America’s leaders in such services as Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power and his biography of Andrew Jackson, American Lion, which won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography. Writing in a book review in The New York Times Jill Abramson states that Jon’s books are “well researched, drawing on new anecdotal material and up-to-date historiographical interpretations” and presents his “subjects as figures of valiant grandeur despite all-too-human shortcomings”.
In his biography of Jefferson, Jon identifies qualities that would be helpful in the new political arena, “Jefferson repeatedly reached out to his enemies and showed ideological flexibility.” According to the former president’s stance on slavery, Jon states, “Slavery was the rare subject where Jefferson’s sense of realism kept him from marshaling his sense of hope in the service of the cause of reform.”
Jon Meacham Religion
The Washington National Cathedral announced on March 10, 2021, that they had chosen Jon Meacham as its first canon historian, a role that is part of a cathedral initiative that will turn part of a long-empty building into the new College of both Faith and Culture.
Jon Meacham American Gospel
Jon’s American Gospel provides a refreshingly clear, balanced, and wise historical portrait of religion and American politics at exactly the moment when such fairness and understanding are much wanted. Anyone who doubts the relevance of history to our own time has only to read this exceptional book.
Jon Meacham The Hope Of Glory
For Jon Meacham, as for believers worldwide, the events of Good Friday and Easter reveal essential truths about Christianity. As a former vestryman of both Trinity Church Wall Street and St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Jon delves into that intersection of faith and history in this meditation on the seven phrases Jesus spoke from the cross.
Jon Meacham New Book| His Truth Is Marching On | John Lewis
He calls Lewis “as important to the founding of a modern and multiethnic twentieth- and twenty-first-century America as Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, as well as Samuel Adams, were to the initial creation of the Republic itself in the eighteenth century.” As a believer in the injunction that one should love one’s neighbor as oneself, Lewis was arguably a saint in our time, risking limb and life to bear witness for the powerless in the face of the powerful. In several ways, Jon brought a still-evolving nation closer to realizing its ideals, and his story provides inspiration and illumination for Americans now who are serving for both social and political change.
Jon Meacham Salary
He is a writer, reviewer, historian, and presidential biographer. Therefore, Jon earns his salary as a writer, reviewer, historian, and presidential biographer. Jon’s average salary is $73,581 per year.
Jon Meacham Net Worth
He earns his wealth from his work as a writer, reviewer, historian, and presidential biographer. Therefore, Jon has accumulated a decent fortune over the years he has worked. Jon’s estimated net worth is $829,591
How Old Is Jon Meacham
Jon is a 53-year-old who was born on May 20, 1969, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in the United States.
Who Is Jon Meacham
Jon is a popular American writer, reviewer, historian, and presidential biographer who is working as the current Canon Historian of the Washington National Cathedral. He is also a contributing writer to The New York Times Book Review, a contributing editor to Time magazine, as well as a former editor-in-chief of Newsweek.