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Jim Bishop

Jim Bishop, American author. Recipient Journalism in Life award, Encyclopedia Britannica, 1979.

Background

  • Bishop, Jim was born on November 21, 1907 in Jersey City. Son of John Michael and Jenny Josephine (Tier) Bishop.

  • Education

    • 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).

    Career

    • 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.

    Connections

    • Married Elinor Margaret Dunning, June 14, 1930 (deceased October 1957). Children: Virginia Lee, Gayle Peggy. Married Elizabeth Kelly Stone, May 1961.

      Children: Karen, Kathleen.
    • father: John Michael Bishop
    • mother: Jenny Josephine (Tier) Bishop
    • spouses: Elinor Margaret Dunning
    • Elizabeth Kelly Stone
    • children: Virginia Lee Bishop
    • Gayle Peggy Bishop
    • Karen Bishop
    • Kathleen Bishop
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    Born November 21, 1907
    Died July 26, 1987
    (aged 79)
    Nationality
    • 1923
      Drakes Secretarial College
    • 1958
      St. Bonaventure University
    • 1968
      Belmont Abbey College
    • 1978
      St. Peter's College
    • 1984
      St. Thomas of Villanova University
    • 1929 - 1930
      Copy boy New York News
    • 1930 - 1932
      reporter New York Daily Mirror
    • 1932 - 1934
      assistant, to Mark Hellinger
    • 1943 - 1944
      associate editor Colliers magazine
    • 1944 - 1945
      associate editor Colliers magazine
    • 1945 - 1947
      executive, editor Liberty magazine
    • 1947 - 1949
      director, literature department Music Corporation American
    • 1949 - 1951
      founding editor Gold Medal Books
    • 1954 - 1955
      founding editor Catholic Digest Book Club
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