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Editor , publisher

Aaron Moses Asher was American editor, publisher. Served with Army of the United States, 1953-1955.

Background

Asher, Aaron Moses was born on August 26, 1929 in Memel, Lithuania. Son of Samuel and Henny (Meyer) Asher.

Education

Bachelor with honors, University Chicago, 1949. Master of Arts, University Chicago, 1952.

Career

Member editorial staff Alfred A. Knopf, Incorporated, New York York City, 1956-1958. Executive editor Meridian Books, Inc., 1958-1964. Senior editor Viking Press, Inc., 1964-1969.

Director general book department Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 1969-1974. Editor in chief Macmillan Public Company, Inc., 1974. Editor in chief, vice president Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Inc., 1975-1981.

Executive editor Harper & Row, 1981-1986. Public Grove Press, 1986-1989, Grove Weidenfeld, New York City, 1989-1990, Aaron Asher Books, Harper Collins, New York City, 1990-1993. Public consultant, editor, translator, 1993—2005.

Retired, 2005.

Membership

Served with Army of the United States, 1953-1955.

Connections

Married Linda Wofsey, October 11, 1956. Children: Rachel, Abigail.

father:
Samuel Asher

mother:
Henny (Meyer) Asher

spouse:
Linda Wofsey

children:
Rachel Asher

Abigail Asher