Jim Bishop, American author. Recipient Journalism in Life award, Encyclopedia Britannica, 1979.
Bishop, Jim was born on November 21, 1907 in Jersey City. Son of John Michael and Jenny Josephine (Tier) Bishop.
Student, Drakes Secretarial College, 1923. Doctor of Letters, St. Bonaventure University, 1958. Doctor of Letters, Belmont Abbey College, 1968.
Doctor of Letters, St. Peter's College, 1978. Doctor of Letters, St. Thomas of Villanova University, 1984. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary)(honorary).
Copy boy New York News, 1929—1930. Reporter New York Daily Mirror, 1930—1932. Assistant to Mark Hellinger, columnist, 1932—1934.
Rewriteman, feature writer Daily Mirror, 1934—1943. Associate editor Colliers magazine, 1943—1944, war editor, 1944—1945. Executive editor Liberty magazine, 1945—1947.
Director literature department Music Corporation American, 1947—1949. Founding editor Gold Medal Books, 1949—1951. Executive editor Catholic Digest.
Founding editor Catholic Digest Book Club, 1954—1955.
Married Elinor Margaret Dunning, June 14, 1930 (deceased October 1957). Children: Virginia Lee, Gayle Peggy. Married Elizabeth Kelly Stone, May 1961.
Children: Karen, Kathleen.
John Michael Bishop
Jenny Josephine (Tier) Bishop
Elinor Margaret Dunning
Elizabeth Kelly Stone
Virginia Lee Bishop
Gayle Peggy Bishop