American journalistDied when: 79 years 284 days (957 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius
William Lewis Safire (/ˈsæfaɪər/; né Safir;December 17, 1929 – September 27, 2009) was an American author, columnist, journalist, and presidential speechwriter.
He was a long-time syndicated political columnist for The New York Times and wrote the "On Language" column in The New York Times Magazine about popular etymology, new or unusual usages, and other language-related topics.
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