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Kenneth Seeman Giniger

Kenneth Seeman Giniger, American publisher. Decorated French Legion of Honor; recipient Norman Vincent Peale award for Positive Thinking, Blanton-Peale Institute, 2006.

Background

  • Giniger, Kenneth Seeman was born on February 18, 1919 in New York City. Son of Maurice Aaron and Pearl (Triester) Giniger.

  • Education

    • Student, University Virginia, 1939. Student, New York Law School, 1941.

    Career

    • Partner Signet Press, 1939-1940. Associate editor Arts and Decoration and The Spur, 1940-1941. Director public relations Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1946-1949, editor-in-chief trade book div., 1949-1952.

      Vice president, general manager Hawthorn Books div., 1952-1961. President Hawthorn Books, Incorporated, New York York City, 1961-1965, K.S. Giniger Company, Incorporated, New York York City, since 1965, Consolidated Book Publications div. Processing & Books, Inc., Chicago, 1969-1974, Tradewinds Group div.

      IPC Ltd., Sydney, Australia, 1974-1976. Lecturer New School Social Research, 1948—1949, New York University, 1979—1981, adjunct assistant professor, 1981—1983, adjunct associate professor, 1983—1985. Assistant to director Central Intelligence Agency, 1951—1952.

      From private to captain Army of the United States, 1941-1945.

    Works

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Secretary Committee Collective Security, 1952—1965. National advisory board Foundation Religious Action, 1956—1994. Director Layman's National Bible Committee, 1957—2006, president, 1963—1971, chairman, 1987—1994, chairman emeritus, since 1994.

    Member advisory board Templeton Foundation, 1992—2000, 2004—2006, American Theater Wing, since 1999, Blanton-Peale Institute, since 2002. Member of Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Church Club New York City, Dutch Treat Club, Army and Navy Club Washington, Garrick Club London, Authors Club London, Yale Club New York City, Phi Delta Phi.

    Connections

    • Married Carol Virginia Wilkins, September 27, 1952 (deceased August 1985). Married Bernice Dees Ellinger Cullinan, April 13, 2002.
    • father: Maurice Aaron Giniger
    • mother: Pearl (Triester) Giniger
    • spouses: Carol Virginia Wilkins
    • Bernice Dees Ellinger Cullinan
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    Born February 18, 1919
    Nationality
    • 1939
      University Virginia
    • 1941
      New York Law School
    • 1939 - 1940
      Partner, Signet Press
    • 1940 - 1941
      associate, editor Arts and Decoration and The Spur
    • 1946 - 1949
      director, public relations Prentice-Hall
    • 1949 - 1952
      director, public relations Prentice-Hall
    • 1952 - 1961
      vice president, Hawthorn Books division
    • 1952 - 1961
      general manager, Hawthorn Books division
    • 1961 - 1965
      president, Hawthorn Books
    • 1965
      president, Hawthorn Books
    • 1969 - 1974
      president, Hawthorn Books
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1974 - 1976
      president, Hawthorn Books
      Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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