Washington Bureau Chief, Boston Globe
Monday, April 20, 2001 · LBJ Student Center Teaching Theater · 7:30 p.m.
David Shribman was assistant managing editor, columnist and Washington bureau chief of the Boston Globe.
Mr. Shribman was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in journalism in 1995 for his coverage of Washington and the American political scene. His column, "National Perspective," is syndicated nationally through Universal Press Service of Kansas City. He writes "O Democracy," a regular political column that appears in Fortune magazine. He is also currently writing a book about Lyndon Johnson.
Mr. Shribman joined the Globe after serving as national political correspondent for the Wall Street Journal. Prior to that, he covered Congress and national politics for the New York Times and was a member of the national staff of the Washington Star. He began his career at the Buffalo Evening News, where he worked on the city staff before being assigned to the paper's Washington bureau.
A native of Salem, Mass., Mr. Shribman is a summa cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College, where he was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He did graduate work at Cambridge University, England, as a James Reynolds Scholar.
He delivered the Boston Evening Globe as a youngster growing up in the Boston area. At Dartmouth, he was the recipient of the Globe's annual Arthur Segal Scholarship.
He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Dartmouth, a member of the Board of Visitors of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for the Social Sciences at Dartmouth and a member of the Board of the Hillel Society of American University in Washington. He is also a member of the editorial board of "Dilemmas in American Politics," a series of scholarly monographs published by Westview Press.
Mr. Shribman is married to Cindy Skrzycki, a Washington Post financial columnist, and they live in Washington, D.C., with their two daughters, Elizabeth and Natalie.
—Adapted from the original event program distributed at David Shribman's LBJ Distinguished Lecture
“And so we have two presidents [LBJ and George W. Bush], from two different generations, both from Texas, both steeped in the values of this part of the world, both understanding your heritage, your culture, and your outlook, with two vastly different viewpoints of the role of government and the way the presidency should operate.”