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William Shawn

William Shawn, American editor. Recipient Poses Creative Arts medal Brandeis University, 1985.

Background

  • SHAWN, William was born on August 31, 1907 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Benjamin and Anna (nee Bransky) Chon.

  • Education

    • Student, University Michigan, 1927.

    Career

    • Reporter Las Vegas Optic, 1928. Midwest editor International Illustrated News, Chicago, 1929-1933. Reporter, then associate editor New Yorker magazine, 1933-1939, managing editor, 1939-1952, editor, 1952-1987, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York City, 1987-1992.

    Connections

    • Married Cecille Lyon, September 1, 1928. Children: Wallace, Allen, Mary.
    • father: Benjamin W. Chon
    • mother: Anna (Bransky) Chon
    • spouse: Cecille Lyon
    • children: Wallace Shawn
    • Allen Shawn
    • Mary Shawn
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    Born August 31, 1907
    Died December 8, 1992
    (aged 85)
    Nationality
    • 1927
      University Michigan
    • 1928
      Reporter Las Vegas Optic
    • 1929 - 1933
      Midwest editor Intern, ational Illustrated News
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1939 - 1952
      reporter
    • 1952 - 1987
      reporter
    • 1987 - 1992
      reporter
      Farrar, Missouri, United States

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