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also known as Jack Rosenthal

foundation executive

Jacob Rosenthal, American foundation executive. Recipient Best Editorial award International Labor Press Association, 1961, Loeb award, 1973, Pulitzer prize for editorials, 1982, Charles Loring Brace medal, 2002. Member Harvard Crimson Graduate Council.


Rosenthal, Jacob was born on June 30, 1935 in Tel-Aviv. Son of Manfred and Rachel (Kaplan) Rosenthal. came to the United States, 1938, naturalized, 1943.


Bachelor of Arts, Harvard University, 1956.


Reporter, editor Portland Oregonian, Reporter, 1950-1961. Assistant director, director public information United States Department Justice, Washington, 1961-1966. Executive assistant to Undersec. of State, 1966-1967.

Kennedy fellow Harvard Institute Politics, 1967-1968. National urban correspondent Life Magazine, New York City, 1968-1969. Urban correspondent New York Times, Washington, 1969-1973, assistant Sun. editor, magazine editor New York City, 1973-1977, deputy editor editorial page, 1977-1986, editor editorial page, 1986-1993.

Editor-in-chief New York Times Magazine, 1993-1999. President New York Times Company Foundation, since 2000. Chairman ReServe, Inc., since 2005.


Member Harvard Crimson Graduate Council.


Married Holly Russell, December 21, 1985. Children by previous marriage: John, Annie. Stepchildren: Christopher Russell, Andrew Russell.

Manfred Rosenthal

Rachel (Kaplan) Rosenthal

Holly Russell

Christopher Russell Rosenthal

Andrew Russell Rosenthal