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James Cook Edit Profile

magazine editor , writer

James Cook, American magazine editor, writer.

Background

Cook, James was born on November 9, 1926 in Schenectady, New York.

Education

AB, Bowdoin College, 1947; A.M., Columbia University, 1948.

Career

Instructor English Yankton (South Dakota) College, 1948—1949, Ohio University, 1949—1952. Editor Popular Publications, New York City, 1952—1953. Managing editor Railroad magazine, 1953—1955.

Associate, senior editor Forbes magazine, New York City, 1955—1976, executive editor, 1976—1992. Reviewer Forbes Restaurant Guide, 1970—1971. Editor Forbes in Arabic, 1975—1976.

Free lance writer, from 1992.

Connections

Son of Harold James and Ruth May (Turner) Cook. Married Claire Rose Kehrwald, September 12, 1953. Children: Karen Louise, Cassandra Claire.

father:
Harold James

mother:
Ruth May (Turner) Cook

spouse:
Claire Rose Kehrwald

child:
Cassandra Claire