Jon Favreau

Speechwriter + Valedictorian + Pedant
Born Jun 2, 1981

Jonathan "Jon" Favreau is Director of Speechwriting for President Barack Obama. Favreau attended the College of the Holy Cross, graduating as valedictorian. In college, he accumulated a variety of scholastic honors, and took part in and directed numerous community and civic programs.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Jon Favreau.


1981 Birth Born on June 2, 1981.


1999 18 Years Old From 1999 to 2000, he served on the Welfare Solidarity Project, eventually becoming its director. … Read More


2001 20 Years Old He also earned a variety of honors in college, including the Vanicelli Award; being named the 2001 Charles A. Dana Scholar; memberships in the Political Science Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha, the College Honors Program, the Sociology Honor Society, Alpha Kappa Delta, and was awarded a Harry S. Truman Scholarship in 2002. … Read More
2002 21 Years Old In 2002, he became head of an initiative to help unemployed individuals improve their resumes and interview skills.
…  After graduation, he went to work for the John Kerry Presidential campaign in 2004, working to collect talk radio news for the campaign, and eventually was promoted to the role of Deputy Speechwriter. … Read More
2005 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Obama communications aide Robert Gibbs, who had worked for Kerry's campaign, recommended Favreau to Obama as an excellent writer, and in 2005 he began working for Barack Obama in his United States Senate office, before joining Obama's presidential campaign as chief speechwriter in 2007. … Read More
He was the primary writer of Obama's inauguration address of January 2009. … Read More
2010 29 Years Old In June 2010, the website obtained a picture of Favreau along with Assistant White House Press Secretary Tommy Vietor, engaged in the notorious campus drinking game "beer pong" (or flip cup) after taking off their shirts at a restaurant in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. This event attracted criticism from the press because of its timing during the height of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. … Read More


2014 33 Years Old On May 23, 2014, Favreau was awarded a Doctor of Public Service honorary degree by his alma mater College of the Holy Cross where he also gave the commencement address.
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