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New WSJ managing editor's liberal roots

May 1, 2007

Posted by Chris Roush

Cindy Lampner and former Wall Street Journal reporter Dean Rotbart have an interesting piece on the NewsBios web site about new Journal managing editor Marcus Brauchli’s liberal parents.

Marcus BrauchliThey wrote, “Marcus’s father, Christopher, earned his law degree at the University of Colorado after graduating from Harvard University. The elder Brauchli is a former President of the Colorado Bar Association and founder of its Lend-a-Lawyer program, which provides legal services to what it terms the ‘less fortunate members of society.’

“Both Christopher R. Brauchli and Marcus’s mother, Margot, are listed by the ACLU Foundation of Colorado as ‘Protectors of the Bill of Rights’ donors — $501 to $1,000 – in the foundation’s 2003-2004 annual report.

“Margot Brauchli is also listed as a donor to various Colorado Democratic candidates as well as the Democratic National Committee by the website, newsmeat.com.

“Margot has been a lifetime supporter of the arts in Boulder, and according to the Daily Camera is a co-founder of the Boulder Bach Festival and Jarrow Montesori.”

Read more here.

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