|Name||L. Brent Bozell, Jr.|
Chevy Chase, Maryland , United States
|| January 15, 1926
|Died||April 15, 1997
Jul 31, 2020 01:11am
|Info||Leo Brent Bozell, Jr. (15 January 1926–15 April 1997) was a U.S. conservative activist and Catholic writer. His father was Leo Bozell the co-founder of Bozell Worldwide and his son is L. Brent Bozell III, also a conservative activist. |
"A young, energetic red-haired Yalie from Omaha", as he is described in Before the Storm, he co-authored a defense of Senator Joseph McCarthy with his brother-in-law William F. Buckley, Jr. in 1953 before going on to write speeches for McCarthy. He also helped Buckley edit his magazine National Review. In 1958 he ran for the Maryland House of Delegates and lost. He later worked as a speechwriter for Republican senator Barry Goldwater, for whom he ghost-wrote the 1960 book The Conscience of a Conservative.
In 1960 he took his family to Spain, where he founded the Catholic magazine Triumph in 1965. In his later years, Bozell suffered from bipolar disorder; he died in 1997.