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James Frederick Seligmann

James Frederick Seligmann, American literary agent. Vol. for Stevenson, 1952; member Stevensonian Democratic Club (name changed to East Midtown Reform Democratic Club), 1953-1968, Gramercy-Stuyvesant Indiana Democrats, since 1973. Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1945. Member Society Authors' Representatives.

Background

  • Seligmann, James Frederick was born on July 30, 1918 in Cedarhurst, Long Island, New York, United States. Son of Arthur Walter and Hortense (Firuski) Seligmann.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, College City New York. Master of Arts, New York University, 1960.

    Career

    • Editorial assistant Random House, Incorporated, New York York City, 1947. Book sales representative Sterling Public Company, 1949-1951. Also sales manager; book sales representative Holiday House Inc., William R. Scott, Inc., Pantheon Books, Inc., Arco Public Company, Incorporated, New York York City, 1949-1951.

      Literature agent, since 1960. President James F. Seligmann, Incorporated, New York York City, 1960-1968. Partner Seligmann & Collier, 1968-1975.

      Proprietor James Seligmann Agency, since 1976.

    Works

    • Author: How to Be Happy Though Drafted, 1951. Composer: Once I Saw A Little Man, 1969.

    Membership

    Vol. for Stevenson, 1952. Member Stevensonian Democratic Club (name changed to East Midtown Reform Democratic Club), 1953-1968, Gramercy-Stuyvesant Indiana Democrats, since 1973. Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1945.

    Member Society Authors' Representatives.

    Connections

    • Married Ursula Buchholz, February 19, 1948.
    • father: Arthur Walter Seligmann
    • mother: Hortense (Firuski) Seligmann
    • spouse: Ursula Buchholz
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    Born July 30, 1918
    Nationality
    • 1960
      New York University
    • 1947
      Editorial assistant, Random House
    • 1949 - 1951
      book sales representative Sterling Public Company
    • 1949 - 1951
      book sales representative Holiday House Incorporated
    • 1960
      literature agent
    • 1960 - 1968
      president, James F. Seligmann
    • 1968 - 1975
      partner, Seligmann & Collier
    • 1976
      proprietor, James Seligmann Agency
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