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Morton M. Kondracke '60

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Mort Kondracke '60 has been a national journalist for 45 years, the last 20 years as an editor and columnist at Roll Call, the leading newspaper covering the U.S. Congress.

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He was a senior editor at The New Republic, Washington bureau chief of Newsweek, and a The Wall Street Journal columnist. He is a Fox News commentator and was a regular panelist on “The McLaughlin Group” and on ABC’s “This Week.”

A Nieman Fellow at Harvard from 1973-1974, he has also frequently appeared on “Meet the Press” and NPR, and was a panelist in a 1984 presidential debate.

He is a Dartmouth trustee, a board member of the Parkinson’s Action Network, a founder of the Michael J. Fox Foundation, and is author of the best-selling book, Saving Milly: Love, Politics and Parkinson’s Disease, the subject of a CBS Sunday Night Movie. 

As an undergraduate, Mr. Kondracke was president of The Dartmouth. He received his A.B. in English in 1960. He is a board member of the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine and served as his class secretary. He received the Daniel Webster Award for Public Service from the Dartmouth Club of Washington.

Mr. Kondracke has two daughters, Alexandra ’91, a Hollywood filmmaker, and Andrea, a New York physician.

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