Pierre Emil George Salinger.
Pierre Emil George Salinger.
Date of birth : June 14, 1925, San Francisco.
Date of death : October 16, 2004, Cavaillon, France.
Profession reporter, Kennedy's spokesman, politician.
His parents were Jeanne Anne Bietry (March 29, 1897, Belfort Territory, France-January 31, 1996, California), former reporter and Herbert Julius Salinger (May 29 1886, New York-November 20, 1940, Vancouver, Canada), Prussian origins, mining engineer.
His mother remarried with Mr Jerome Carlson (1916-2003)
He had three younger brothers : Herbert Edgar (May 26, 1926, California-death after 1984), George (March 21, 1929, Canada-October 1st, 1977), Richard (1931, Canada).
Young prodigy pianist, he performed first in 1931 at age 6, at the Toronto International Exposition.
He studied at the San Francisco State University in 1942-1943; he was employed at the San Francisco Chronicle editorial board.
In 1943 he resigned and enlisted in the U.S.Navy. He was officer on a Navy submarine chaser in the Pacific Ocean, during World War II.
In 1946 he was demobilized at the rank of lieutenant (). He was honored with the Navy & Marine Corps Medal for his heroic behavior.
He would be reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle editorial board until 1995.
On January 1st, 1947 he married Renée Labouré (September 12, 1926, California-September 19, 1985) in Reno (Nevada).
He graduated from the University of San Francisco (USF).
On September 30, 1948 birth of his first son, Marc Pierre, in California.
From 1951 to 1955 he gave journalism courses at the Mills College in Oakland (California).
On September 6, 1951 birth of his daughter Suzanne Renée.
On September 3, 1952 birth of his second son, Stephen ("Steve") in San Francisco. He was a talented violonist.
He learned that the Arkansas senator, John L. McClellan, wanted to organize an investigating committee about the shady activities of the union, and it was through Pat Newcomb that he met the secretary of this committee, Robert Kennedy.
From 1955 to 1957 he was reporter for Collier's magazine.He wrote a serie of articles about corruption in the Teamsters Union (truck drivers trade union) and its president, Jimmy Hoffa. He visited Robert Kennedy in Washington to talk about it with him.
In 1956 Robert Kennedy offered him to investigate for the McClellan committee and settled in Los Angeles in November 1956.
From 1957 to 1959 Robert Kennedy named him head of the investigators for the Senate inquity committee about the Teamsters.
On June 27, 1957 he married Nancy Brooks Joy (1929, Washington) in New York. She was an artist working with clay, pottery and silver. Some of her pottery work has been displayed in the Smithsonian Institution and the Corcoran Art Gallery in Washington.
In 1959 he joined the team of Senator John Kennedy whom he became press agent during the presidential campaign in 1960.
On January 20, 1961 he was named President Kennedy and U.S government's spokesmanNovember, 22 1963, he remained at his job as new President Lyndon Johnson's
In May 1965 he divorced from his second wife Nancy Joy.
On June 18, 1965 he married, for the 3rd time, Nicole Helene Gillmann (born in 1939) at the Paris 16th
She was reporter for the French magazine Realites. He had met her on October 1964 in the USA where she had come to cover Salinger's senatorial campaign in California.
In 1968 he became Robert Kennedy's presidential campaign director.
After Robert Kennedy's murder on June 4, 1968, he left the USA to settle in France.
From 1973 to 1977 he was international correspondent for l'Express French magazine.
In 1977 he was the ABC News editor in Paris.
On February 9, 1997 his son Marc committed suicide by throwing himself from the San Francisco Golden Gate
In 1978 he was named Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur.
In 1983 he was the head foreign correspondant and editor-in-chief of ABC News in Paris.
In 1988 he won the Emmy award news and documentary.
He was named Officier of the Légion d'Honneur. He became head foreign correspondent and Europe director of ABC News in London.
On June 17, 1989 he married Nicole ("Poppy") Beauvillain de Menthon, in London.
He won another Emmy Award, News and Documentary, Outstanding Investigative Journalism.
On June 29, 1992 he celebrated his career 50th anniversary in Versailles.
In 1993 he became the vice-president of Burston Marsteller in Washington D.C.
In 1996 death of his mother Jeanne Anne Bietry Salinger Carlson.
On May 9, 1998 he received the Golden Hawk prize.
In 2000 he kept his promise to leave the USA to France if George W.Bush became president.
He settled in the south of France, in Vaucluse.In 2004 creation of "Les jardins de Poppy" association, which displayed sculptures in the gardens of the Bastide
"Avec Kennedy"; editions Buchet-Chastel; 1967.