Jeff Jacoby (columnist) - Biography


Born in Cleveland to a Jewish family, Jacoby is a graduate of George Washington University and the Boston University School of Law, both with honors. His father, a Holocaust survivor, was born in present-day Slovakia in 1925 and came to the United States in 1948. Jacoby has been married to Laura Weller since 1996. They have two sons, Caleb (b. 1997), and Micah (b. 2003); the latter was adopted from Guatemala in 2004. Jacoby is a member of Young Israel of Brookline .Before becoming a columnist, Jacoby worked briefly as an attorney with the firm Baker & Hostetler, and as deputy manager of Raymond Shamie's senatorial campaign in 1984. Following Shamie's loss, Jacoby worked for 15 months as an assistant to John Silber, then-president of Boston University. He is a member of the board of the Ford Hall Forum, the nation's oldest free public-lecture series.

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