Philip Terzian Biography, Age, Net Worth, The Weekly Standard

Philip Terzian Biography

Philip Terzian is an American journalist. Before its closing in December 2018, he was Senior Writer at The Weekly Standard, the journal of politics and culture founded by William Kristol and Fred Barnes in 1995, having served as Literary Editor during 2005-17.

Philip Terzian Age

He was born on 5 July 1950, in Kensington, Maryland, United States. He is currently 68 years old.

Philip Terzian Net Worth

His net worth is under review.

Philip Terzian Wife

He married Grace Paine Terzian who is Director of Marketing for Development for the Institute for Humane Studies. Terzian previously served as Chief Communications Officer of MediaDC, the parent company of The Washington Examiner and The Weekly Standard.

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Philip Terzian Career

Terzian is a native of Kensington, Maryland, the son of Louise (Anderson) Terzian, an attorney and probate court judge, and L. A. Terzian, a microbiologist. His maternal grandfather, Cecil Whitaker Anderson, was an executive at American Stores in Philadelphia. His paternal grandparents were Armenian immigrants.

Terzian attended Montgomery County, Maryland public schools, the Sidwell Friends School in Washington, and was graduated from Villanova University with a degree in English in 1973. He did graduate work at Oxford University under H.C.G. Mathew, editor of the diaries of William Gladstone, and earned a diploma in theological studies at the Episcopal Theological Seminary in Virginia

He worked as a reporter and editor at The Anniston Star in Alabama, Reuters and U.S. News & World Report. During 1974-78 he was assistant editor of The New Republic. He was associate editor of the Lexington Herald in Kentucky, assistant editor of the editorial pages of the Los Angeles Times, and during 1986-92, was an editor of the editorial pages at the Providence Journal.

In 1970 he was a speechwriter for Lawrence O’Brien, then chairman of the Democratic National Committee. He later wrote speeches for U.S. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance. For two decades before joining The Weekly Standard, Terzian wrote a column syndicated by the Scripps Howard News Service and reported from dozens of foreign countries.

He has been a Pulitzer Prize finalist for Distinguished Commentary, a Pulitzer Prize juror, and has been a media fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He has been a contributor to the Wall Street Journal, The New Criterion, Harper’s, The American Spectator, the Times Literary Supplement, London Sunday Telegraph, Commentary, the Sewanee Review, and other publications. A former member of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, he is a member of the American Council on Germany and the Association of Literary Scholars and Critics.

Philip Terzian The Weekly Standard

Philip Terzian is a senior writer at The Weekly Standard, having served as literary editor during 2005-2017. A native of the Washington, D.C., area and a journalist for over 40 years, he has been a writer and editor at Reuters, newspapers in Alabama and Kentucky, the New Republic, the Los Angeles Times, and was editorial page editor of the Providence Journal. For 20 years he wrote a political/foreign affairs column syndicated by the Scripps Howard News Service.

Terzian has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in commentary, Pulitzer juror, media fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford, traveling fellow of the American Journalism Foundation, and is a member of the American Council on Germany. He is a contributor to the Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the New Criterion, the Times Literary Supplement, Sewanee Review, and other publications. In 2010 Encounter Books published his book Architects of Power: Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and the American Century.

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