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Norman Lee Cahners, American Publisher.


Cahners, Norman Lee was born on June 5, 1914 in Bangor, Maine, United States. Son of James A. and Katherine L. (Epstein) Cahners.


Graduate, Harvard College, 1936. Master of Arts (honorary), Colby College, 1969. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Franklin Pierce College, 1969.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Suffolk University, 1970. Doctor of Business Administration (honorary), Husson College, 1972. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Northeastern University, 1983.


Founder, chairman Cahners Public Company, Boston, 1946-1986. Board directors John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company, Boston, Stop & Shop Companies Inc., Boston, SYR Corporation, Santa Barbara, California. Vice chairman Reed Holdings Incorporated, New York York City.


Chairman Museum of Science, Boston. Vice chairman Northeastern University. Member overseers committee on university resources Harvard University.

Member overseers visiting committee Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges, 1968-1974, Department Athletics, 1974-1980, Graduate school Business Administration, 1974-1980. Trustee Colby College, 1969-1975. Board overseers Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Trustee New England Medical Center, United States Ship Constitution Museum. Life trustee Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, Combined Jewish Philanthropies Greater Boston Inc. Member corporation, member medicine visiting committee Massachusetts General Hospital.

Member Corporation Affiliated Hospitals Center Inc. Board directors United States Coast Guard Academy Foundation, Boys and Girls Clubs Boston, Boston-Fenway Program Inc. Member executive board Massachusetts Bay Federated Councils Inc., Boy Scouts American.

Member Greater Boston City of C. (vice president 1973-1976), Commercial Club, Algonquin Club, St.Botolph Club, Harvard University Club, University Club (Boston), Harvard Varsity Club, New York Yacht Club, Camden Yacht Club, Boca Rio Club (Boca Raton, Florida), Belmont Country Club.


Married Helene Rabb, May 15, 1941. Children: Robert M., Andrew P. (deceased), Nancy L.

James A. Cahners

Katherine L. (Epstein) Cahners

Helene Rabb

Andrew P. Cahners (deceased)

Robert M. Cahners

Nancy L. Cahners