Michael Gerson who worked as a former speechwriter for former President George W. Bush and a Washington Post columnist who has also commented on the conservative politics and faith at the paper for more than two decades, passed away on Thursday at a hospital in Washington, according to an obituary at the Post.
Gerson age was 58, and the cause of death has not disclosed related to complications with cancer. Know more about Michael in the following lines that look at his life in general.
Michael Gerson Legacy
An evangelical Christian and writer, Michael Gerson joined the Bush campaign in the year of 1999 and helped craft the former president’s speeches with a heavy influence on religion and morality. According to the Post, Gerson had a strong bond with former US president Bush, who was also religious.
In a statement Thursday, Bush said he was “heartbroken” after learning of the death of Gerson. “He was a great writer, and I was fortunate he served as my chief speechwriter and a trusted advisor for many years,” Bush has also said.
“His brilliant mind was enhanced by his big heart. As a result, Mike harnessed the power of the pen to not just write about good policy, but drive it.” Gerson has also helped Bush craft well-known and powerful speeches in the wake of several events during his presidency.
He was also responsible for the famous Bush line in the campaign speech pledging to end “the soft bigotry of low expectations” in the education of minority and low-income students. After the 9/11 attacks, Gerson’s writing contributed to a number of speeches from Bush as Americans struggled to cope with the tragedy.
History is Clear
“Just three days removed from these events, Americans do not yet have the distance of history,” Bush said on Sept. 14, 2001. “But our responsibility to history is already clear: to answer these attacks and rid the world of evil.”
According to the Post, Gerson has never expressed regret for pushing the U.S. toward invading Iraq, saying in a 2007 memoir it was essential for the U.S. to fight against terrorism. Gerson joined the Post in 2007 and wrote twice-weekly columns, including those critical of former Presidents Obama and Trump. Gerson opened his eyes in Belmar, N.J., on May 15, 1964. In addition to his columns, Gerson also wrote many books.
Michael Gerson Family
Michael was once married to his lovely wife; Dawn Gerson. His wife has set up a Go Fund me account to cover all the medical expenses he has incurred.
Also from their union; they are also blessed with two sons. As of now the family of Michael Gerson is presently mourning for their patron.
Michael Gerson’s Net worth
Michael Gerson’s net worth had made a net worth figure $ 4 million. His annual salaries ranged from $ 38 K to $ 106 K per year. He has earned the majority of his massive income which makes out his income from his awesome career as a columnist.