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Louis Zara, American author, editor. Recipient essay medal International Benjamin Franklin Society, 1930, Prose award Chicago Foundation Literature, 1940, Daroff Memorial fiction award, 1955.


Zara, Louis was born on August 2, 1910 in New York City. Son of Benjamin and Celia (Glick) Rosenfeld.


Student, Hebrew Theological College, 1926-1927; educated, Crane College, 1927-1930; educated, University of Chicago, 1930-1931.


Chairman Walt Whitman Fellowship, 1940. Vice president Ziff Davis Public Company, Chicago, New York City, 1946-1951. Editor-in-chief Masterpieces, 1950-1951, director general book division, 1959-1961.

President Public's Consultant, Incorporated, New York York City, 1955-1956, International Communications Corporation, New York City, 1955-1956. Editor in chief general trade division Follett Public Company, 1962-1965. Editor in chief Mineral Digest, 1969-1977.

Creative director George Jensen, Inc., 1974-1977. Consultant Astro Minerals Ltd., 1968-1983. Zara Archieve in Boston, University Special Collections, 2000.



Fellow Royal Numismatic Society, American Numismatic Society. Member Authors Guild, Melville Society, Overseas Press Club, Mineral Society of America, Macdowell Colony Fellows, Appraisers Society of America (board directors 1980-1987, president 1988-1990, honorary life 1994), National Commission Anti-Defamation League (honorary life).


Married Bertha Robbins, September 23, 1930. Children: Paul, Philip, Daniel. Married Marlene Brett, March 22, 1958.

Married Helen Dillman, August 7, 1987.

Benjamin Rosenfeld

Celia (Glick) Rosenfeld

Marlene Brett

Bertha Robbins

Helen Dillman

Daniel Zara

Philip Zara

Paul Zara