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James Laughlin

lecturer , writer , publishing company executive

James Laughlin, American publishing company executive, writer, lecturer.

Background

Laughlin, James was born on October 30, 1914 in Pittsburgh. Son of Henry Hughart and Marjory (Rea) Laughlin.

Education

AB, Harvard University, 1939. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Hamilton College, 1969. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Colgate University, 1978.

Doctor of Humanities (honorary), Duquesne University, 1980. Doctor of Humane Letters, Yale University, 1982. Doctor of Humane Letters, Brown University, 1984.

Doctor of Humane Letters, Bellarmine College, 1987. Doctor of Humane Letters, St. Joseph's College, Hartford, 1993.

Career

Founder New Directions (now New Directions Public Corporation), New York City, 1936, president, 1964-1997, Intercultural Publications, Inc. Public Perspectives, United States of America and Perspectives supplements The Atlantic Monthly Journal. Consultant Indian Southern Languages Book Trust, Madras, 1955.

Visiting Regents professor University California, San Diego, 1974. Ida Bean visiting professor University Iowa, 1981. Chairman creative writing panel Institute International Education Conference on Arts Exchange, 1956-1997.

Adjunct professor English, Brown University, 1983, 85.

Works

book Some natural things book James Baldwin: Early Novels and Stories: Go Tell It on a Mountain / Giovanni's Room / Another Country / Going to Meet the Man (Library of America) book Another Country book Stolen & Contaminated Poems book Stolen & Contaminated Poems Signed LIM book Pound as Wuz: Essays and Lectures on Ezra Pound book Pound as Wuz book Pound as Wuz, Recollections and Interpretations book Pound as Wuz: Essays and Lectures on Ezra Pound by Laughlin, James (1987) Paperback book William Carlos Williams and James Laughlin: Selected Letters book The Bird of Endless Time book Delmore Schwartz and James Laughlin: Selected Letters book Ezra Pound and James Laughlin: Selected Letters (24) book The Man in the Wall: Poems by James Laughlin (New Directions Paperbook) book A Thousand Country Roads: An Epilogue to The Bridges of Madison County book Love-poems And Humourous Ones: Written At The End Of A Volume Of Small Printed Books, A.d. 1614-1619, In The British Museum, Labelld book The Owl of Minerva book The Man in the Wall: Poems by James Laughlin (New Directions Paperbook) book Buck Up, Suck Up . . . and Come Back When You Foul Up: 12 Winning Secrets from the War Room book Great American Authors Read from Their Works, Volume 1: James Baldwin Reading from Another Country book The Man Who Walked Through Walls book The Man in the Wall: Poems by James Laughlin (New Directions Paperbook) book The Phantom Killer: Unlocking the Mystery of the Texarkana Serial Murders: The Story of a Town in Terror book Buck Up, Suck Up . . . and Come Back When You Foul Up: 12 Winning Secrets from the War Room book The Secret Room: Poems (New Directions Paperbook; 838) book A small book of poems book Selected Poems (Wesleyan Poetry Series) book The Three Little Pigs (Reading Railroad) book The River's End [Another Story of God's Country] book Selected Poems (Wesleyan Poetry Series) book Collected Poems book Collected Poems book The Phantom Killer: Unlocking the Mystery of the Texarkana Serial Murders: The Story of a Town in Terror book Artificial Light (Little House on the Bowery) book Collected Poems book Collected Poems book Bluestone: New and Selected Poems book Another Country book Bluestone: New and Selected Poems book Resurrection Update: Collected Poems, 1975-1997 book Resurrection Update: Collected Poems, 1975-1997 book another Country book Men and Mysteries of Wall Street

Membership

Board directors Goethe Bi-Centennial Foundation, 1949, Aspen (Colorado) Institute Humanities, 1950. Member National Citizens Commission for International Cooperation, United States National Commission for United Nations Educational, 1960-1963, National Commission for International Cooperative year, 1966. Past trustee Allen-Chase Foundation.

Member visiting committee German Princeton University. Member visiting committee department Romance languages Harvard University. Co-trustee Merton Legacy Trust, 1969-1997.

Trustee Rosenbach Foundation, Philadelphia, to 1981. Member American Academy of Arts and Letters (elected), American Academy Arts and Sciences, Alta Ski Lifts Company (formerly Salt Lake City Winter Sports Association. Director 1939-1997, vice president 1958), Alta Lodge Company (vice president 1948-1958, president 1958-1959), Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Asia Society (chairman publications committee 1959-1967), Century Association (New York City), Harvard Club of New York City.

Connections

Married Margaret Keyser, March 13, 1942 (divorced 1952). Children: Paul, Leila. Married Ann Clark Resor, May 19, 1956 (deceased November 1987).

Children; Robert (deceased), Henry. Married Gertrude Huston, December 5, 1991.

father:
Henry Hughart Laughlin

mother:
Marjory (Rea) Laughlin

spouses:
Margaret Keyser

Ann Clark Resor

Gertrude Huston

children:
Paul Laughlin

Leila Laughlin