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Lawrence Elliott, American writer. Decorated chevalier Grand Ducal Order of Oak Crown (Luxembourg), 1993; recipient award Freedoms Foundation, 1951, Alaska Press Club, 1966, German Jugendbuchpreis, 1970, Award best article National Marrow Donor Program, 1997, Print Journalism award, Leukemia Society of America.

Background

Elliott, Lawrence was born on January 18, 1924 in Brooklyn. Son of Samuel and Gussie (Goldsmith) Edelstein.

Education

Bachelor of Specialized Studies, City College New York, 1950.

Career

Associate editor, Coronet magazine, 1948-1954; free-lance writer, 1954-1962; staff writer, Reader's Digest, 1962-1971; roving editor, Reader's Digest, since 1971; European correspondent, Reader's Digest, 1968-1969, 78—.

Works

Membership

Chairman Democrats in Luxembourg. Board directors American International School of Luxembourg, 1986-1992, vice president, 1988-1992. Member American Business Association of Luxembourg (president 1992-1993), Overseas Press Club, Lotos Club (New York City), Authors Guild, Cercle Munster (Luxembourg), Conseil de Presse (Luxembourg).

Connections

Married Gisèle Kayser, July 1969. 1 son, Nicholas, children by previous marriage: Jain Elliott, Elizabeth Elliott, Barbara DiCioccio.

father:
Samuel Edelstein

mother:
Gussie (Goldsmith) Edelstein

spouse:
Gisèle Kayser