Doug and Myriam Wead live in the Virginia suburbs outside of Washington, D.C.
Wead is a New York Times bestselling author and former adviser to two American presidents. He served as a special assistant to the president in the George H.W. Bush White House. Wead is a co-founder and original board member of Mercy Corps, one of the world’s premier relief NGO’s, having distributed more than $2 billion in food and medicine around the world.
His books are noted for their numerous primary sources. He has interviewed ten presidents and first ladies, 19 presidential children and 12 presidential siblings. Recent titles include, Game of Thorns: Inside the 2016 presidential election and All the Presidents’ Children.
In 1979 he co-founded the Charity Awards with entertainer Pat Boone and Mercy Corps founder, Dan O’Neil. Mrs. Lyndon Johnson, Rosalynn Carter, Ronald and Nancy Reagan, Gerald Ford, George and Barbara Bush, George W. and Laura Bush have all served as Honorary Chairpersons. Many of the nation’s leading sports and entertainment celebrities have participated in the Charity which awards volunteers.
Doug Wead attended Evangel University (Central Bible College) in Springfield, Missouri from 1964-1966. He is the recipient of numerous honorary degrees. On July 27, 1984 he received an Honorary Doctorate of Education from Southwest Baptist University, in Bolivar, Missouri for his work as a humanitarian. On May 5, 1990 he received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws form Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for his international humanitarian work.
Wead lives in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. with his wife Myriam who helps research material for his books. Doug was born in Muncie, Indiana, Myriam was born in Ste. Gemmes, France. They have five children and six grandchildren.