Richard Brookhiser (born February 23, 1955) is an American journalist, biographer and historian. He is a senior editor at National Review. He is most widely known for a series of biographies of America’s founders, including Alexander Hamilton, Gouverneur Morris, and George Washington.
Brookhiser is a native of Irondequoit, a suburb of Rochester, New York. He earned an A.B. degree at Yale, where he was active in the Party of the Right in the Yale Political Union.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife, Jeanne Safer, a psychotherapist and author.