James F. Hoge, Jr.

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James Fulton Hoge, Jr.

Immediate Family:

Son of James Fulton Hoge and Virginia McClamroch
Partner of Cynthia McFadden
Brother of Warren McClamroch Hoge

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About James F. Hoge, Jr.


James Fulton Hoge, Jr. (born 1935) was the editor of Foreign Affairs and the Peter G. Peterson Chair at the Council on Foreign Relations. His principal areas of expertise are U.S. Foreign Policy and international economic policy.


After graduating from Yale University in 1958, Hoge began his journalistic career as a Washington correspondent for the Chicago Sun-Times, a publication he eventually served as editor in chief and publisher. In 1984, he left and was appointed president and publisher of the New York Daily News. The Sun-Times won six Pulitzer Prizes during his tenure there, and the Daily News won one during his presidency.

After, in 1991, being awarded a fellowship at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, he was appointed editor of Foreign Affairs in 1992, replacing William G. Hyland and remained until 2010 when he was succeeded by Gideon Rose.

He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Human Rights Watch and the Foundation for a Civil Society, and is the chairman of the International Center for Journalists.


Hoge is the second of four siblings, son of James F. Hoge, Sr. (1901–72) and Virginia McClamroch Hoge.

Hoge's brother is Warren Hoge, former United Nations bureau chief of The New York Times. Both brothers attended Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Hoge has a son with Cynthia McFadden, Spencer Graham McFadden Hoge, who was born in 1998 and was named after the late actor, Spencer Tracy.

Published works

Hoge has edited and contributed to a large number of books published by Foreign Affairs, the Council on Foreign Relations, and other publishers. Some of the more notable of these are:

Understanding the War on Terror, Gideon Rose and James F. Hoge, Jr. (editors), (Foreign Affairs, 2005) ISBN 0-87609-347-0
How Did This Happen? Terrorism and the New War, Gideon Rose and James F. Hoge, Jr. (editors), (Public Affairs, 2001) ISBN 1-58648-130-4
The Clash of Civilizations? The Debate, Gideon Rose and James F. Hoge, Jr. (editors), (Foreign Affairs, 1996) ISBN 0-87609-164-8

Hoge has published numerous articles in journals such as The New Republic, Nieman Reports, Media Studies Journal, and Foreign Affairs, and in many newspapers including The Washington Post and The New York Sun.

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