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Peter Trueblood Maiken

Peter Trueblood Maiken, American editor. Honorary Baer fellow Chicago Literary Club, 1980-1981. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1956-1960.

Background

  • Maiken, Peter Trueblood was born on September 9, 1934 in Washington Island, Wisconsin, United States. Son of John Andrew and Grace (Trueblood) Maiken.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in History, Beloit College, 1955. Master of Arts in History, Northwestern University, 1966.

    Career

    • Reporter, copy editor Freeport (Illinois) Journal-Standard, 1961. State editor, education reporter, staff writer, copy editor Rockford (Illinois) Register-Republic, 1962. Managing editor Sunday Magazine, deputy editor Books Magazine, copy editor Chicago Tribune, 1963-1970.

      Deputy features editor, originating editor Washington magazine Washington Star, 1970-1974. Editor Tuesday, Tuesday at Home, Tuesday Publications, 1975. Assistant editor Tempo, editor Arts Sunday section Chicago Tribune, 1981-1990, senior editor Sunday Magazine, 1975-1981.

      Editor major publications Beloit (Wisconsin) College, 1990-1997. Co-owner, public Lakme Press, Beloit, since 1988. Instructor journalism department Columbia College, Chicago, 1977-1978.

    Works

    • Killer Clown: The John Wayne Gacy Murders
    • The state prosecutor at the Gacy trial recounts the police investigation that led to Gacy's arrest and details the course of Gacy's trial for the murder of 33 young men and boys.

    Membership

    Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1956-1960.

    Connections

    • Married Gail Bradley, December 19, 1959 (divorced May 1974). Children: Eric, Terrence, Steven. Married Margaret A. Miller, May 17, 1986.

      Children: Maxwell, Susannah.
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    Died March 5, 2006
    (aged 71)
    • 1955
      Beloit College
    • 1966
      Northwestern University
    • 1961
      Reporter
    • 1962
      state editor
    • 1963 - 1970
      managing editor Sunday Magazine
    • 1970 - 1974
      deputy features editor
    • 1975
      editor Tuesday
    • 1981 - 1990
      assistant, editor Tempo
    • 1990 - 1997
      editor major publications Beloit (Wisconsin) College
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