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Barbara Louise Plumb Edit Profile


Barbara Louise Plumb, American editor.


Plumb, Barbara Louise was born on April 22, 1934 in Pittsburgh. Daughter of Earle Alfred and Louise (Graham) Brown.


Student, Denison University, 1953. Bachelor, Cornell University, 1955.


Editorial assistant, Woman's Day, New York City, 1955;copywriter, Eves Advertising Agent, San Diego, 1955;copywriter, Walker Scott Department Store, San Diego, 1956-1957;teacher English, British School, Milan, 1957-1959;assistant editor, Interiors Magazine, New York City, 1959-1960;associate editor, Interiors Magazine, New York City, 1961-1962;reporter, New York Times, 1962-1966;home editor, New York Times, 1966-1970;editor architecture and environmental, American Home Magazine, New York City, 1970-1973;senior editor, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York City, 1973-1975;senior editor, Pantheon Books, New York City, 1975-1980;senior editor, Workman Public, New York City, 1975-1982;consultant editor, Workman Public, New York City, 1982-1989;living editor, Vogue Magazine, New York City, 1975-1989;senior editor, Doubleday, New York City, 1989-1991;senior editor, Welcome, New York City, 1991-1993;executive editor, Family Life, New York City, since 1993.


  • Other Work

    • Author: New York Times Guide to Home Furnishing, Young Designs in Living, Young Designs in Color, Houses Architects Live In, A Roomful of Flowers, Horst's Interiors.


Married William Lansing Plumb, October 8, 1955 (divorced). 1 child, Christian Chamberlain.

Earle Alfred Brown

Louise (Graham) Brown

William Lansing Plumb

Christian Chamberlain Plumb