Martin Tolchin Biography
Martin Tolchin is an American newspaper reporter and author. He is a Senior Scholar for the Wilson (Woodrow) International Center for Scholars. He is a former correspondent in the Washington bureau of The New York Times. He is a founder of The Hill and Politico.
Martin Tolchin Age
Martin was September 20, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York, United States.
Martin Tolchin Religion
Martin is Jewish.
Martin Tolchin Family
Martin is the son of Charles Tolchin and Evelyn Weissman Tolchin. His father was a furrier while his mother was a homemaker.
Martin Tolchin Wife
Martin married his wife Susan Jane Tolchin on December 23, 1965. She was an American political scientist. She co-authored many books with her husband on American politics. She died on May 18, 2016 of ovarian cancer.
Martin Tolchin Children
Martin is a father of two children Charles and Karen.
Martin Tolchin The Hill
Martin co-founded The Hill with Jerry Finkelstein in 1994. It is now owned by Capitol Hill Publishing, which is owned by News Communications, Inc. It was founded under the company News Communications, Inc. Jerry was the primary shareholder of the company.
Martin was The Hill’s first editor. In 2003, Hugo Gurdon became The Hill’s editor-in-chief, turning it from a weekly paper into a daily during congressional sessions. Gurdon left in 2014 and was replaced by Bob Cusack.
Martin Tolchin Politico
Martin helped launch Politico but is not a co-founder.
Martin Tolchin New York Times
Tolchin was a correspondent for the New York Times from November 23, 1983 to April 20, 1995. His first appearance was a 1983 Call-In as a Correspondent for Congress.
Martin Tolchin Joe Biden
Martin wrote to the New York Times on May 4, 2020 regarding a May 2 piece from the editorial board titled “Investigate Tara Reade’s Allegations.” Tara has accused Joe Biden of sexually assaulting her while she worked as a Senate staffer in the early 1990’s.
In the letter, Martin wrote that he didn’t want an investigation into the allegation. He wrote that it could damage the chance to beat President Donald Trump, adding that he didn’t even want justice for Reade if her allegation proved true.
“I totally disagree with this editorial. I don’t want an investigation. I want a coronation of Joe Biden. I don’t want justice, whatever that may be. I want a win, the removal of Donald Trump from office, and Mr. Biden is our best chance.”
He alleged that investigation might reveal information that would hurt Biden in the upcoming 2020 election.
“Suppose an investigation reveals damaging information concerning his relationship with Tara Reade or something else, and Mr. Biden loses the nomination to Senator Bernie Sanders or someone else with a minimal chance of defeating Mr. Trump. Should we really risk the possibility?”
Martin Tolchin Books
- A World Ignited: How Apostles of Ethnic, Religious, and Racial Hatred Torch the Globe.
- Buying Into America How Foreign Money is Changing the Face of Our Nation
- Dismantling America: The Rush to Deregulate
- To the Victor … : Political Patronage from the Clubhouse to the White House
- Clout: Womanpower and Politics
- Politics Journalism and the Way Things Were: My Life at the Times the Hill and Politico
- Pinstripe Patronage: Political Favoritism from the Clubhouse to the White House and Beyond
- Glass Houses: Congressional Ethics and the Politics of Venom
- Selling Our Security: An Alarming Wake-Up Call about America’s Declining Economic Strength.