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Publishing company executive

Leonard Richard Harris, American publishing company executive. Board directors City Center, 55th St. Dance Foundation, Mayor's Midtown Citizen's Committee, New York Newspapers Foundation; president, board directors Jesse Owens Found; vice chairman Partnership for Homeless. Served as sergeant Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Member of Lotos, Players.

Background

Harris, Leonard Richard was born on October 16, 1922 in New York City.

Education

Student, New York University, 1939-1942;Bachelor, McGill University, 1947.

Career

Director promotion, member editorial board, Prentice Hall Inc. director new products, Bantam Booksofficer, Book Club Guild and Channel Press Inc. consultant new public projects, New York Timesvice president editorial and corporation development, Encyclopedia Britannica, Chicago, 1967-1969;executive vice president, public, World Public Company, 1969-1973;director projects and subsidiary, New York Times, 1973-1977;director corporation development, New York Times, 1977-1980;director corporation relations public affairs, New York Times, 1980-1988;consultant, New York Times, from 1988. Consultant John Wiley & Sons, New York City.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor to Encyclopedia Britannica, numerous magazines.

Membership

Board directors City Center, 55th St. Dance Foundation, Mayor's Midtown Citizen's Committee, New York Newspapers Foundation. President, board directors Jesse Owens Found. Vice chairman Partnership for Homeless.

Served as sergeant Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Member of Lotos, Players.

Connections

Married Barbara Fox, 1949. 1 child, Elizabeth V.A. Brown.

spouse:
Barbara Fox

child:
Elizabeth V.A. Brown Harris