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Louis Oliver Gropp

Louis Oliver Gropp, American editor-in-chief. Chairman board deacons Riverside Church, New York City, 1973-1975; president board Christianity and Crisis, 1988-1990; board directors American Society Magazine Editors, 1990-1994, New York Theological Seminary, 1999—2008, New York School Interior Design, New York City, 2001-2008, Long House Reserve, Easthampton, New York, since 2001.

Background

  • Gropp, Louis Oliver was born on June 6, 1935 in LaPorte, Indiana, United States. Son of Hosea Howard and Carol Gladys (Pagel) Gropp.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Communication Arts, Michigan State University, 1957.

    Career

    • Design editor Home Furnishings Daily, Chicago and New York City, 1960-1967. Vice president Milo Baughman Design, Wellesley, Massachusetts, 1967. Executive editor House & Garden Guides, Conde Nast Company, New York City, 1968—1972, editor-in-chief, 1973—1980, House and Garden magazine, New York City, 1981—1988.

      Vice president design and creative services, consumer products division Westpoint-Pepperell, 1988-1989. Editor in chief Elle Decor, Hachette Public company, 1990-1991. Editor-in-chief House Beautiful, Hearst Magazines Division, 1991-2000.

    Works

    • Author: Solar Houses, 1978.

    Membership

    Chairman board deacons Riverside Church, New York City, 1973-1975. President board Christianity and Crisis, 1988-1990. Board directors American Society Magazine Editors, 1990-1994, New York Theological Seminary, 1999—2008, New York School Interior Design, New York City, 2001-2008, Long House Reserve, Easthampton, New York, since 2001.

    Connections

    • Married Jane Margaret Goodwin, August 15, 1965. Children: Amy Alison Forbes, Lauren Elizabeth Lowry.
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    • 1957
      Michigan State University
    • 1960 - 1967
      Design editor Home Furnishings Daily
    • 1967
      vice president, Milo Baughman Design
      Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1968 - 1972
      executive, editor House & Garden Guides
    • 1973 - 1980
      executive, editor House & Garden Guides
    • 1981 - 1988
      executive, editor House & Garden Guides
    • 1988 - 1989
      vice president, design and creative services
    • 1990 - 1991
      editor in chief Elle Decor
    • 1991
      editor-in-chief House Beautiful
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