Joseph Alsop (Journalist) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Joseph Alsop

Joseph Wright Alsop V was an American journalist and syndicated newspaper columnist from the 1930s through the 1970s. He was an influential journalist and top insider in Washington from 1945 to the late 1960s, often in conjunction with his brother Stewart Alsop.

Born: Joseph Wright Alsop V, October 10, 1910, Avon, Connecticut, U.S.
Died: August 28, 1989, Georgetown, Washington, D.C, U.S.
Nationality: American
Education: Groton School
Alma mater: Harvard University
Occupation: Journalist, columnist
Parent(s): Joseph Wright Alsop IV, Corinne Alsop Cole

About Joseph Alsop

Political columnist for much of the middle part of the 20th century.

Before Fame

After graduating from Harvard University, he joined the New York Herald Tribune, gaining prominence for his journalism during the trial of Bruno Hauptmann in 1934.


A lover of controversy, he strongly defended the Vietnam war effort in his opinion columns and supported the view that the U.S. faced a missile gap with the Soviet Union.

Family Life

He married Susan Mary Jay Patten, the widow of his close friend.


The KGB photographed him with another man and revealed that he was gay. Gore Vidal based his gay journalist protagonist from the novel Washington D.C. on him.

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