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William Targ

William Targ, American editor, writer. Member of Grolier, Rowfant.


  • Targ, William was born on March 4, 1907 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Max and Esther (Solomon) Torgownik.

  • Education

    • Student public schools.


    • Editor-in-chief, vice president World Public Company, 1942-1964. Editor-in-chief G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York City, 1965-1978, senior editor, since 1974. Also vice president; president Targ Editions.


    • Bibliophile in the Nursery a Bookmans
    • One of the greatest collection of essays and other writings by book collectors and booksellers on various aspects of collecting antiquarian books for children by such people as the Opies, Vincent Starrettr, Joseph Campbell and others.


    Member of Grolier, Rowfant.


    • Married Anne Jesselson, May 1, 1933 (deceased February 1965). 1 son, Russell; married Roslyn Siegel, July 30, 1965.
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    • 1965 - 1978
      editor-in-chief G.P. Putnam's Sons