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Kondracke, Morton, b. 1939



  • Existence: b. 1939


Morton Kondrake was born April 28, 1939, in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1960, after which he joined the Army, spending the next three years in Washington as a member of its Intelligence Division. While in Washington, he did graduate work at Georgetown University and worked part time for "The Washington Star." After his discharge from the Army in 1964, Kondrake joined the staff of the "Chicago Sun-Times," where he stayed until 1976, rising from general interest reporter to White House correspondent and garnering several writing awards along the way. In 1977, Kondrake accepted the position of executive editor of "The New Republic." He also became a political commentator on National Public Radio's "Communiqué," and "All Things Considered," wrote a column for "The Wall Street Journal," and had a spot as a panelist on "The McLaughlin Group" program on PBS. In addition he wrote a twice weekly syndicated column for the United Features Syndicate. In 1985, Kondrake left "The New Republic," to become Washington Bureau Chief of "Newsweek" Magazine, but was back at "The New Republic as Senior Editor in less than two years. He also took on duties as host of "American Interests, public television's foreign affairs program. In 1990, he was granted an exclusive interview with Richard Nixon for "American Interests." Since 1992, Kondrake has also been Executive Editor of "Roll Call," the newspaper of Capital Hill as well as the co-host of "The Beltway Boys" on Fox News Channel and a regular nightly contributor on Special Report with Bret Baier.

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Morton Kondracke papers

Identifier: ML-87
Date(s): 1966 to 1994

Morton Kondrake, b. 1939, political commentator and journalist. Dartmouth College Class of 1960. Consist of correspondence, notebooks, essays and columns, photographs, speeches, and transcripts of his radio and television commentaries.

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