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Byron Maxwell Dobell Edit Profile

magazine consultant and portraige

Byron Maxwell Dobell, American Magazine consultant. Named to American Society of Magazine Editor's Hall of Fame, 1998. Served with Army of the United States, 1946-1947. Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association (New York City), Century Association.

Background

Dobell, Byron Maxwell was born on May 30, 1927 in Bronx, New York, United States. Son of Jacob and Marie (Schaeffer) Dobell.

Education

AB, Columbia University, 1947.

Career

Picture editor, United States Camera, 1952-1955;associate editor, Popular Photography, 1956-1957;feature editor, Pageant, 1957-1958;feature editor, This Week, 1958-1960;senior editor, Time-Life Books, 1960-1962;associate director editorial planning, Time-Life Books, 1971-1972;managing editor, Esquire magazine, New York City, 1962-1967, 79-82;editor-in-chief, Esquire magazine, New York City, 1977;editor-in-chief, Book World (weekly literature supplement Chicago Tribune and Washington Post), 1967-1969;editor-in-chief book division, McCall Public Company, 1969-1971;editorial director, New York magazine, 1972-1977;senior editor, Life magazine, New York City, 1978-1979;editor-in-chief, American Heritage magazine, 1982-1990;editor-in-chief, American Heritage of Invention & Technology magazine, 1984-1990;magazine consultant, New York City, since 1990. Board directors American Society Magazine Editors, 1987-1991.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: Life Guide to Paris, A Sense of History, artist (one man shows)New York SEveral Particles Smithsonians National Portrait Gallery.

Membership

Served with Army of the United States, 1946-1947. Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association (New York City), Century Association.

Connections

Married Edith Spielberg, 1952 (divorced 1957). Married Ande Rubin, 1958 (deceased 1967). 1 daughter, Elizabeth.

Married Elizabeth Rodgers Dempster, 1969 (deceased 1992). Married Alexandra Mayes Birnbaum, 1999.

father:
Jacob Dobell

mother:
Marie (Schaeffer) Dobell

spouses:
Edith Spielberg

Ande Rubin

Elizabeth Rodgers Dempster

Alexandra Mayes Birnbaum