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Peter Alan Young


Peter Alan Young, American editor-in-chief. Served with Army of the United States, 1957.


Young, Peter Alan was born on June 8, 1934 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Robert and Ann Zella (Jorden) Young.


Bachelor, Princeton University, 1956. Master of Science with honors, Columbia University, 1960.


Reporter Easton (Pennsylvania) Express, 1958-1959, Baltimore Evening Sun, 1960-1963. Reporter Life magazine, New York City, 1963-1965, chief Moscow bureau, 1966-1968, chief Vienna bureau, 1968-1969, correspondent Paris, 1969-1970, head news department, 1970-1973. Managing editor Saturday Review, New York City, 1973-1978, Geo magazine, 1978-1979.

Executive editor Prime Time magazine, New York City, 1979-1982. Senior editor television-Cable Week, 1982-1983. Free-lance writer/editor, 1983-1987.

Editor-in-chief Archaeoloy Magazine, New York City, since 1987.


Served with Army of the United States, 1957.


Married Sarah Susan McCardell, June 22, 1963 (divorced 1987). Children: Peter McCardell, Abby Jorden, Hugh Barret. Married Mary Luehrsen, July 18, 1987.

1 child, Amanda Eleanor.