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Editor , Television personality , writer

Lewis Henry Lapham, American editor, television personality, writer. Board directors Americans for Libraries Council, The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation; Member Council on Foreign Relations, Century Association, The Blind Book Club, Inc.

Background

Lapham, Lewis Henry was born on January 8, 1935 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Lewis Abbot and Jane (Foster) Lapham.

Education

Graduate, Hotchkiss School, 1952. Bachelor, Yale University, 1956. Postgraduate, Cambridge University, 1956—1957.

Doctor of Laws, Hampden-Sydney College, Virginia.

Career

Reporter, San Francisco Examiner, 1957-1960;Reporter, New York Herald Tribune, 1960-1962;author, editor, United States of America-1, New York City, 1962;author, editor, Saturday Evening Post, New York City, 1963-1967;writer, Life magazine, Harper's, New York City, 1968-1970;managing editor, Harper's, New York City, 1971-1975;editor, Harper's, 1975-1981, 83-. Television host weekly series Bookmark, Public Broadcasting Service, also host, author documentary series America's Century.

Works

Membership

Board directors Americans for Libraries Council, The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation. Member Council on Foreign Relations, Century Association, The Blind Book Club, Inc.

Connections

Married Joan Brooke Reeves, August 10, 1972. Children: Lewis Andrew, Elizabeth Delphina, Winston Peale.

father:
Lewis Abbot Lapham

mother:
Jane (Foster) Lapham

spouse:
Joan Brooke Reeves

children:
Lewis Andrew Lapham

Elizabeth Delphina Lapham

Winston Peale Lapham