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Roger Edward Egan, American publishing executive, consultant. Decorated Bronze Star. Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1945.


Egan, Roger Edward was born on January 26, 1921 in New York City. Son of William Joseph and Josephine (Anderson) Egan.


Bachelor of Arts cum laude, St. Francis College, 1949;Master of Arts, New York University, 1954.


Chairman English department, St. Francis Preparatory School, 1948-1953;general manager, Silver-Burdett Company (subsidiary Time, Inc.), New York City, 1958-1967;president, L.W. Singer Company (subsidiary Random House), New York City, 1967-1970;director, Random House Public Company, 1967-1970;editorial director, McGraw Hill Book Company. New York City, 1970-1973;general manager school division, McGraw Hill Book Company, 1973-1976;publishing consultant, 1977-1978, 82—;vice president, McKnight Public Company, Bloomington, Illinois, 1978-1982;president, Roger E. Egan Associations, since 1983;publisher, PenRose Publishing Company, since 1991. Lecturer English College St. Elizabeth's, 1958-1963.

Member of New York State Youth Board, 1949-1953.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Poppies and Other Poems. Managing editor school books, Doubleday Book Company, New York City, 1953-1958. Editor numerous books for use in elementary, secondary schools, colleges.


Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1945.


Married Grace Dorothy Olsen, September 3, 1949. Children: Roger Emmett, Gregory J., David C., Mary Jo, Laura G.

William Joseph Egan

Josephine (Anderson) Egan

Grace Dorothy Olsen

Roger Emmett Egan

Gregory J. Egan

David C. Egan

Mary Jo Egan

Laura G. Egan