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Roger William Riis

writer , publicist

Roger William Riis, American writer, publicist. Served with United States Naval Intelligence, 1917-1918; member Free Denmark.

Background

Riis, Roger William was born on March 15, 1894 in Richmond Hill, New York, United States. Son of Jacob A. and Elisabeth (Nielsen) Riis.

Education

Grad The Hill School, Pottstown, Pennsylvania, 1913. Bachelor of Arts, Williams College, 1917, honorary Master of Arts, 1943.

Career

Began as reporter, New York Sun, 1917. Associate editor, American Legion Weekly, 1920. Associate editor, Collier’s Weekly, 1921-1922.

Free lance public relations and publicity work connected with many leading corporations and movements, 1922-1942. Roving editor, Reader’s Digest, 1943.

Works

  • Contributor numerous articles to mags.

Membership

Served with United States Naval Intelligence, 1917-1918. Member Free Denmark.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Hippie, June 5, 1941.

father:
Jacob A. Riis

mother:
Elisabeth (Nielsen) Riis

spouse:
Elizabeth Hippie