David Ignatius

Birth Name: David Reynolds Ignatius

Place of Birth: Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 26, 1950

*father – Armenian
*mother – German, Scottish, English, Dutch

David Ignatius is an American journalist and novelist. He is an editor and columnist at The Washington Post.

David is the son of Nancy and Paul Ignatius (Paul Robert Ignatius), who was U.S. Secretary of the Navy, from September 1, 1967 to January 24, 1969, president of The Washington Post, and president of the Air Transport Association. His father was born in Glendale, California, to ethnic Armenian parents, who had moved to the U.S. from Harpoot, Armenia, now Elazığ, Turkey. His brother, Adi Ignatius, is editor-in-chief of Harvard Business Review. David was raised in Washington, D.C. He is married to Dr. Eve Thornberg, with whom he has three children.

David’s paternal grandfather was Hovsep/Joseph B. Ignatius/Ignatosian (the son of Bohas Ignatius/Ignatosian and Shahmel Mazmanian).

David’s paternal grandmother was Elisa Jamgochian (the daughter of Avedis M. Jamgochian and Akabe Janigian).

David’s maternal grandfather was Richard Mather Weiser (the son of Edwin C. Weiser and Lucy Bagg Brooks).

David’s maternal grandmother was Louise Sharpless Gilbert Reynolds (the daughter of Charles Henry Reynolds and Sarah Gilbert). Louise was born in Pennsylvania. Charles was the son of Victor Cooke Reynolds and Lucinda Miller.

Sources: David’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of David’s paternal grandparents, Hovsep/Joseph B. Ignatius/Ignatosian and Elisa Jamgochian – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of David’s mother (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

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