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Wilbur Lucius Cross

Wilbur Lucius Cross, American writer, editorial consultant. Officer American Society Journalists and Authors, New York City, 1962-1994. Captain United States Army, 1941-1946, PTO.

Background

  • Cross, Wilbur Lucius was born on August 17, 1918 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Wilbur Lucius and Alice Elizabeth (Sanderson) Cross.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Yale University, 1941.

    Career

    • Copy writer, chief Benton & Bowles, New York City, 1946-1953. Editor Life Magazine, 1953-1962. President Cross, Hinshaw & Lindberg, Stamford, Connecticut, 1962-1969.

      Editorial director Conoco, 1969-1980. Owner, editorial director Wilbur Cross Associates, Ltd., Bronxville, New York, since 1980, Hilton Head, South Carolina, since 1980.

    Works

    • Author: Choices With Clout: How to Make Things Happen By Making the Right Decisions Every Day of Your Life, 1995, Encyclopedia Dictionary of Business Terms, 1996, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Grandparenting, 1998.

    Membership

    Officer American Society Journalists and Authors, New York City, 1962-1994. Captain United States Army, 1941-1946, PTO.

    Connections

    • Married Esther Jane Wilkinson, May 3, 1952. Children: Candace, Melissa, Alison, Jennifer.
    • father: Wilbur Lucius Cross
    • mother: Alice Elizabeth (Sanderson) Cross
    • spouse: Esther Jane Wilkinson
    • children: Candace Cross
    • Melissa Cross
    • Alison Cross
    • Jennifer Cross
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    Nationality
    • 1941
      Yale University
    • 1946 - 1953
      Copy writer
    • 1953 - 1962
      editor Life Magazine
    • 1962 - 1969
      president, Cross
      Stamford, Connecticut, United States
    • 1969 - 1980
      editorial director, Conoco
    • 1980
      owner
      South Carolina, United States