Jon Meacham is an American presidential historian. He is also a writer, journalist, and editor. Previously, he served as executive editor as well as executive vice president at a publisher named the Random House. Currently, he is a contributing writer to The New York Times Book Review as well as a Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University.
Moreover, he won Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography for his book titled American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House in 2009. Also, he is the grandson of the renowned Chattanooga, Tennessee judge, Ellis K. Meacham.
FAMILY, CHILDHOOD, AND EDUCATION
Jere Ellis Meacham
Linda McBrayer Meacham
He was really into journalism and writing since a very young age. However, not much is known about his childhood till now.
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
He completed his schooling from McCallie School. After that, he completed his graduation from the University of South. Moreover, he has received honorary degrees from various educational institutions from Dickinson College, Middlebury College, the University of Tennessee, Wake Forest University, Berkeley Divinity School and many more.
Jon Meacham started his career as a writer in Newsweek in January 1995. After that, he has written popular books such as Voices in Our Blood: America’s Best on the Civil Rights Movement, Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels and more.
He won Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography for his book titled American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House in 2009.
Meacham was co-host alongside Alison Stewart of Need to Know on PBS from May 2010 to April 2011. Also, he has made the guest appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe and appeared multiple times in Real Time with Bill Maher airing on HBO.
Pulitzer Prize for Biography
RELATIONSHIP, CHILDREN, AND PERSONAL LIFE
Margaret Kythe Smith Meacham
Three children: Names not revealed till now.
At the moment, he is living a happy and prosperous life with the strong bond with his family. Also, they have stuck with each other for a very long time giving a good example of how a relationship should be.