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Cornerstone Donors: John Seigenthaler


John Seigenthaler
Founder
First Amendment Center

John Seigenthaler founded the First Amendment Center in 1991 with the mission of creating national discussion, dialogue, and debate about First Amendment rights and values. A former president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, Seigenthaler served for 43 years as an award-winning journalist for the Tennessean, Nashville's morning newspaper. At his retirement he was editor, publisher and CEO. He retains the title chairman emeritus. In 1982, Seigenthaler became founding editorial director of USA TODAY and served in that position for a decade, retiring from both the Nashville and national newspapers in 1991. Under Seigenthaler's direction, the First Amendment Center has become the preeminent institution for advancing first amendment freedoms.
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