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Andrew Ferguson (born June 28, 1956) is an American journalist and author.[1]

Andrew Ferguson
Born (1956-06-28) June 28, 1956 (age 62)



Ferguson was senior editor of The Weekly Standard, (defunct since December 2018), and a columnist for Bloomberg News[2] based in Washington, D.C..[3] After the close of Weekly Standard, David Brooks called Ferguson "the greatest political writer of my generation."[4]

Before joining the Standard at its founding in 1995, he was senior editor at the Washingtonian magazine. He has been a columnist for Fortune, TV Guide, and Forbes FYI, and a contributing editor to Time magazine. He has also written for The New Yorker, New York, The New Republic, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and other publications.[5]

In 1992, he was a White House speechwriter for President George H. W. Bush.[6]

A collection of his essays, Fools' Names, Fools' Faces, was published by Atlantic Monthly Press in 1996, and Land of Lincoln was published released by Grove/Atlantic in 2007. His work has appeared in several anthologies.[5]


  • Fools' Names, Fools' Faces. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press. 1996. ISBN 0-87113-651-1.
  • Land of Lincoln: Adventures in Abe's America. Atlantic Monthly Press. 2007. ISBN 978-0-87113-967-2.
  • Crazy U: One Dad's Crash Course on Getting His Kid into College. New York: Simon & Schuster. 2011. ISBN 978-1-4391-0121-6.


  1. ^ "Andrew Ferguson on journalism, politics, and culture".
  2. ^ Andrew Ferguson, "Five Best" Laughter That Lasts: Some humor doesn't age well, but these American classics remain funny beyond compare Archived September 30, 2007, at the Wayback Machine, 2006-12-02, accessed 2006-12-03
  3. ^ "Andrew Ferguson – Columnist for Bloomberg News Press Releases Archived September 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine", Bachelor Media, accessed December 3, 2006
  4. ^ David Brooks, "Who Killed the Weekly Standard?"[1]," New York Times, 2018-12-15, accessed 2018-12-18
  5. ^ a b "Andrew Ferguson," at the, accessed 2006-12-03
  6. ^ Andrew Ferguson, "Virginia's Jim Webb Joins Strange Bedfellows," Bloomberg News, 2006-11-14, accessed 2006-12-03

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