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Mark Saxton, American writer, editor. Trustee, vice president Joseph Collins Foundation, New York City, 1950-1988. Served to lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member of Century Association (New York City), Harvard (New York City); St. Botolph (Boston).

Background

Saxton, Mark was born on November 28, 1914 in Mineola, New York, United States. Son of Eugene Francis and Martha (Plaisted) Saxton.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Harvard University, 1936.

Career

Newspaper, magazine and radio work, 1936-1938;assistant editor, Farrar & Rinehart, New York City, 1938-1943;associate editor, Rinehart & Company, 1946;executive editor, William Sloane Associates, 1946-1950;editor, McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1950-1952;promotion manager, editorial adviser, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1952-1968;editor-in-chief, director, Gambit, Inc., Ipswich, Massachusetts, 1968-1980. Member staff Breadloaf (Vermont) Writers Conference, summers 1947-1951, 60.

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Membership

Trustee, vice president Joseph Collins Foundation, New York City, 1950-1988. Served to lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member of Century Association (New York City), Harvard (New York City).

St. Botolph (Boston).

Connections

Married Josephine Porter Stocking, June 27, 1940 (deceased 1967). Children: Russell Steele, Martha Porter.

father:
Eugene Francis Saxton

mother:
Martha (Plaisted) Saxton

spouse:
Josephine Porter Stocking

children:
Russell Steele Saxton

Martha Porter Saxton