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Patrick Jake O'Rourke

Also Known As: "P.J.", "P. J.", "PJ"
Birthplace: Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, United States
Death: February 15, 2022 (74)
At home, Sharon, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States (complications of lung cancer)
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Son of Clifford Bronson O'Rourke and Delphine Louise O'Rourke
Husband of Private
Ex-husband of Amy Lumet
Father of Private

Occupation: Political satirist, jounalist, writer
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About P. J. O'Rourke

P. J. O'Rourke was an American libertarian political satirist and journalist. O'Rourke was the H. L. Mencken Research Fellow at the libertarian Cato Institute and a regular correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, The American Spectator, and The Weekly Standard, and frequent panelist on National Public Radio's game show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! He was a columnist at The Daily Beast from 2011 to 2016.

He authored 16 books, including three that made The New York Times Best Seller list. The Forbes Media Guide Five Hundred, 1994 states, "O'Rourke's original reporting, irreverent humor, and crackerjack writing makes for delectable reading. He never minces words or pulls his punches, whatever the subject."

O'Rourke was born in Toledo, Ohio, the son of Delphine (née Loy), a housewife, and Clifford Bronson O'Rourke, a car salesman. He had Irish ancestry that traces back to County Roscommon. (Wikipedia, CC BY-SA)


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P. J. O'Rourke's Timeline

November 14, 1947
Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, United States
February 15, 2022
Age 74
At home, Sharon, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States