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Date of Birth 21 January 1948London, England, UK
Date of Death 7 January 2012Washington, District of Columbia, USA  (stomach cancer)
Birth NameAnthony David Blankley
Nickname Tony

Mini Bio (1)

After working as a prosecutor in the office of the California Attorney General, Tony Blankley worked in the Reagan administration as a speechwriter and senior political analyst before he became a spokesman for and an adviser to Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (1990-1997). Blankley later served as editorial page editor of the Washington Times (2002-2007) and, in later years, wrote a syndicated newspaper column and appeared on a number of television programs including "The McLaughlin Report".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jane Margaret Laight

Spouse (1)

Lynda Davis (? - 7 January 2012) (his death) (3 children)

Trivia (9)

Prior to joining the Washington Times, he was press secretary to House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Graduated from UCLA and is a graduate of Loyola Law School.
His father was Winston Churchill's accountant.
In June of 2002, he became editorial page editor for the Washington Times. Left in 2007.
Admitted to the California Bar in December 1972.
Conservative commentator.
Executive vice president, Edelman Public Relations.
Grew up in Los Angeles and was a child actor in the 1950s.
Release of his book, "American Grit: What It Will Take to Survive and Win in the 21st Century". [January 2009]
Release of his book, "The West's Last Chance: Will We Win the Clash of Civilizations?". [2005]

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