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John Seigenthaler

Manish Khanal Published On Wed Jul 22 2020   Modified On Wed Jul 22 2020
John Seigenthaler

Facts of John Seigenthaler

Full NameJohn Seignenthaler
First NameJohn
Last NameSeignenthaler
Birth NameJohn Lawrence Seigenthaler
ProfessionJournalist, Writer
Birth CityTennessee
Birth CountryUSA
Father NameJohn Seigenthaler
Mother NameMaryBrew
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual Orientationstraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseDolores Watson
No Of Children1
AwardsElijah Parish Lovejoy Award
SibilingsWilliam, Evalyne, Joan, Alice,
EducationColumbia University
Networth$5 M
Wiki Profile
Date of BirthJuly 27,1927
Age93 years
Married Date1955


    Body and Relation Status of John Seigenthaler

    What is John Seigenthaler marital status ?Married
    How many children does John Seigenthaler have ?1
    Who is John Seigenthaler married with?Dolores Watson
    When was John Seigenthaler married?1955

    John Seigenthaler was a famous American Journalist. The multi-talented journalist is also a writer and political figure. He will be remembered as a prominent defender of First Amendment rights. John was active in the journalism sector for more than six decades.

    John Seigenthaler was born as John Lawrence Seigenthaler on July 27, 1927, in Nashville, Tennessee. He was born the eldest son among the eight children born to John and Mary (Brew) Seigenthaler. Much about his parents is not shared with the public. He attended Father Ryan High School and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1946–49, achieving the rank of sergeant. He also participated at the American Press Institute for Reporters at Columbia University.

    Death of John Seigenthaler

    John is no more with us. He passed away, leaving behind this beautiful earth on July 11, 2014. Shortly before this eighty-seven birthday. Seigenthaler died of complications from colon cancer. He lost the fight with cancer. 

    John Seigenthaler death
    Image: John was a famous American Journalist and a writer
    Source: Nashville Scene

    He was battling with cancer for some years before his death. His family surrounded him in Nashville, Tennessee at the time of his death. John had the privilege to work for more than two presidents in his career. 

    Married Life with Dolores Watson

    John lived a happy married life along with his wife, Dolores Watson. The love birds exchanged their wedding vows in 1955 in their hometown, Nashville. They had been dating for sometime before exchanging their wedding vows. 

    John was very early in his career and was not much famous, so much information about his marriage is not recorded in public. It is still a mystery to the public about their children. John was very much private about his personal life and kept them away from the presence of media. They had a son, John Seigenthaler born in 1995. 

    Net Worth and Earnings 

    John Seigenthaler had a net worth of more than $5 Million at the time of his death in 2014. John had accumulated most of his net worth through his successful career as a Journalist, writer, and administrative assistant in the White House. Judy Woodruffanother famous American journalist with a net worth of $8 Million

    John Seigenthaler , Nashville Bridge
    Image: The early life photo of John 
    Source: Politico 

    John started his Journalism career in 1949 after joining the Nashville newspaper The Tennessean. He had to resign from the office to work as Robert F. Kennedy's administrative assistant in 1960. 

    Six-Decades Long Career In Journalism

    Seigenthaler began his journalism career as a police beat reporter in The Tennessean city room after his uncle encouraged an editor about his talent. On April 21, 1961, Seigenthaler was the only Justice Department figure to witness a meeting between Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. 

    john Seigenthaler pedestrian bridge
    Image: John shares his idea and knowledge with his audience 
    Source: Wikipedia 

    Seigenthaler was also founding editorial director of USA Today from 1982 to 1991. John is the sole writer of three books published to date. John released his first book in 1971 under the name, A Search for Justice. Then in 1974, another book, The Year of the Scandal Called Watergate

    For his contribution to American Journalism, John won several national and international awards. In 1996, Seigenthaler received the Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award as well as an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Colby College.

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