John Aloysius Farrell
John Aloysius Farrell (www.jafarrell.com) was born and raised in Huntington, New York. He graduated from the University of Virginia and embarked on a prize-winning career as a newspaperman, most notably for The Denver Post and The Boston Globe. He has covered some of every presidential campaign since 1976, reported from two wars and the troubles in Northern Ireland. He moved to Washington for the Globe in 1990 and served as White House correspondent and Washington editor, among other assignments. He has also driven an ice cream truck, shined shoes, waited tables, cared for the animals in a medical laboratory, worked construction, labored on an Israeli kibbutz and served as a gallery guard at the Masters golf tournament. In 2001 he published "Tip O'Neill and the Democratic Century," a biography of the late Speaker of the House, and in 2011 a biography of the great American defense lawyer, "Clarence Darrow: Attorney For The Damned."