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novelist , playwright , writer , management consultant , company executive , poet

Eli Cantor, American writer, novelist, playwright, poet, typographic company executive, consultant. Named to O'Brien Roll of Honor, New York Printers Hall of Fame, 1981; Yaddo fellowship.

Background

Cantor, Eli was born on September 9, 1913 in New York City. Son of Sol M. and Bertha C. (Seidler) Cantor.

Education

Bachelor of Science, New York University, 1934, Master of Arts (Ogden Butler fellow in Philosophy), 1935. Juris Doctor, Harvard, 1938.

Career

Of counsel Columbia Broadcasting System, New York City, 1939. Member editorial staff Esquire, Coronet magazines, Chicago, 1940-1941. Editor-in-chief Research Institute Report, Research Institute American, Inc., New York City, 1951-1961.

President The Photo-Composing Room, Inc., New York City, 1961-1965. Chairman of the Board The Composing Room, Inc., 1965-1971, chairman emeritus, 1971. Chairman of the Board Printing Industries Metropolitan New York, 1971-1973.

Chairman of the Board Printing Industries American, 1973-1974. Member printing and journalism advisory commissions Board Education, New York City, 1972. Chairman of the executive committee Advertising Typography assosiation, New York, 1967-1970.

Chairman research-technical committee Graphic Arts Technology Foundation, 1971-1976. Consultant federal graphics National Endowment Arts, 1975. Industry representative before Congress.

President Columbian Hook and Ladder Company, Croton Fire Department, 1951. Trustee Croton Free Library. Board directors Chamber Music American, Asolo Theatre, Sarasota.

Member of national advisory county Florida Music Festival, Sarasota, Sarasota County Arts Council Named to O'Brien Roll of Honor, New York Printers Hall of Fame, 1981. Yaddo fellowship.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author numerous short stories, articles, poems for popular publications, (plays) NBC, Candy Store, The Golden Goblet. Author: (under name Gregory A. Douglas) (novels) Enemy in the Mirror, Love Letters, The Rite. Author: (films) The Nest, 1987.

      Commencement speaker University South Florida, Sarasota, 1992.

Membership

Member editorial staff Esquire, Coronet magazines, Chicago, 1940-1941. Member printing and journalism advisory commissions Board Education, New York City, 1972. Member of national advisory county Florida Music Festival, Sarasota, Sarasota County Arts Council Named to O'Brien Roll of Honor, New York Printers Hall of Fame, 1981.

Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association.

Connections

Married Beatrice Mink Cantor, October 4, 1942. Children: Ann, Fred.

father:
Sol M. Cantor

mother:
Bertha C. (Seidler) Cantor

spouse:
Beatrice Mink Cantor

children:
Ann Cantor

Fred Cantor