Pierre Salinger

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Pierre Emil George Salinger (June 14, 1925 – October 16, 2004) was an American journalist, author and politician. He served as the ninth press secretary for United States Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. Salinger served as a United States Senator in 1964 and as campaign manager for the 1968 Robert F. Kennedy presidential campaign.

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Pierre Salinger
Salinger in 1961
United States Senator
from California
In office
August 4, 1964  December 31, 1964
Appointed byPat Brown
Preceded byClair Engle
Succeeded byGeorge Murphy
9th White House Press Secretary
In office
January 20, 1961  March 19, 1964
PresidentJohn F. Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson
Preceded byJames Hagerty
Succeeded byGeorge Reedy
Personal details
Pierre Emil George Salinger

(1925-06-14)June 14, 1925
San Francisco, California, US
DiedOctober 16, 2004(2004-10-16) (aged 79)
Cavaillon, France
Resting placeArlington National Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic
Renée Labouré
(m. 1947; div. 1957)

Nancy Joy
(m. 1957; div. 1965)

Nicole Gillman
(m. 1965; div. 1989)

Nicole de Menthon
(m. 1989)
EducationSan Francisco State University
University of San Francisco (BS)
Military service
AllegianceFlag_of_the_United_States_%281912-1959%29.svg United States
Branch/serviceFlag_of_the_United_States_Navy.svg United States Navy
Battles/warsWorld War II

After leaving politics, Salinger became known for his work as an ABC News correspondent, particularly for his coverage of the Iran Hostage Crisis; the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland; and his claims of a missile being the cause of the explosion of TWA Flight 800.