Conrad Black wrote acclaimed biographies of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Richard Nixon. He was the chairman of the "Telegraph" newspapers in Britain, 1987-2003, and founded the "National Post" in Canada, where he remains a columnist. He also writes in the "National Review Online" and "Huffington Post." He was accused of financial crimes in 2005; all 17 counts were abandoned, rejected by jurors, or unanimously vacated by the U.S. Supreme Court, though two were retrieved by a lower court judge whom the high court had excoriated but instructed to assess the gravity of his own errors. He has been one of Canada's best known financiers for 35 years and has returned to that occupation, and has been a member of the British House of Lords since 2001.