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author , real estate and art gallery executive

Guernsey Van Riper, American real estate and art gallery executive, author. Member; Club, Woodstock.


Riper, Guernsey Van was born on July 5, 1909 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Son of Guernsey and Edith (Longley) Van Riper.


AB, DePauw University, 1930, Doctor of Laws (honorary), 1992. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1932. Advertising copywriter Sidener & Van Riper, Indianapolis, 1933-1940.

Editor Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis and New York City, 1941-1948. Freelance writer children's books, 1949-1974. President Crooked Stick Development Corporation, Indianapolis, since 1972.

President Van Riper Gallery Fine Arts, Inc., since 1984.


Editor Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis and New York City, 1941-1948.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (children's books) Lou Gehrig, Boy of the Sandlots, 1949, Will Rogers, Young Cowboy, 1951, Knute Rockne, Young Athlete, 1952, Babe Ruth, Baseball Boy, 1954, Jim Thorpe, Indian Athlete, 1956, Richard Byrd, Boy Who Braved the Unknown, 1958, Yea Coach! Three Great Football Coaches, 1966, The Game of Basketball, 1967, World Series Highlights, 1970, The Mighty Macs, Three Famous Baseball Managers, 1972, Behind the Plate, Three Great Catchers, 1973, (with J. Newcomb and G. Sullivan) Football Replay, 1973, (with Bachelor of Science Epstein and R. Reeder) Big League Pitchers and Catchers, 1973, Golfing Greats, 1975.


Member; Club, Woodstock.


Married Edna Woodard, 1988.

Guernsey Riper

Edith (Longley) Van Riper

Edna Woodard