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Louis Oliver Gropp Edit Profile

Editor-in-chief

Louis Oliver Gropp, American editor-in-chief. Chairman board deacons Riverside Church, New York City, 1973-1975; president board Christianity and Crisis, 1988-1990; board directors American Society Magazine Editors, 1990-1994, New York Theological Seminary, 1999—2008, New York School Interior Design, New York City, 2001-2008, Long House Reserve, Easthampton, New York, since 2001.

Background

Gropp, Louis Oliver was born on June 6, 1935 in LaPorte, Indiana, United States. Son of Hosea Howard and Carol Gladys (Pagel) Gropp.

Education

Bachelor of Arts Communication Arts, Mich, State University, 1957.

Career

Design editor, Home Furnishings Daily, Chicago and New York City, 1960-1967;vice president, Milo Baughman Design, Wellesley, Massachusetts, 1967;executive editor, House and Garden Guides, Conde Nast Company. New York City, 1968-1972;editor-in-chief, House and Garden Guides, Conde Nast Company. New York City, 1973-1980;editor-in-chief, House and Garden magazine, New York City, 1981-1988;vice president design and creative services, consumer products division, Westpoint-Pepperell, New York City, 1988-1989;editor in chief, Elle Decor, Hachette Public company, New York City, 1990-1991;editor-in-chief, House Beautiful, Hearst Magazines Division, New York City, since 1991.

Membership

Chairman board deacons Riverside Church, New York City, 1973-1975. President board Christianity and Crisis, 1988-1990. Board directors American Society Magazine Editors, 1990-1994, New York Theological Seminary, 1999—2008, New York School Interior Design, New York City, 2001-2008, Long House Reserve, Easthampton, New York, since 2001.

Connections

Married Jane Margaret Goodwin, August 15, 1965. Children: Amy Alison Forbes, Lauren Elizabeth Lowry.

father:
Hosea Howard Gropp

mother:
Carol Gladys (Pagel) Gropp

spouse:
Jane Margaret Goodwin

children:
Amy Alison Forbes Gropp

Lauren Elizabeth Lowry Gropp