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Seymour Lawrence, American publisher. Fiction juror American Book Awards, 1981; established The Seymour Lawrence Room of Contemporary Literature, University Mississippi, 1992. Member of Signet Society (Cambridge, Massachusetts); Harvard (New York City), Century Association (New York City).

Background

Lawrence, Seymour was born on February 11, 1926 in New York City. Son of Jack and Sophie (Luby) Lawrence.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1948.

Career

Editor, public of, Wake, 1945-1954;college traveler, D. Van Nostrand Company, 1948-1950;college traveler, field editor, Ronald Press, 1950-1951;special assistant to editor, Atlantic Monthly, 1952-1954;associate editor, Atlantic Monthly Press, 1954;director, Atlantic Monthly Press, 1955-1964;vice president, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1964;founder, Seymour Lawrence, Inc., 1965;president, editor in chief, Seymour Lawrence, Inc., since 1965.

Membership

Fiction juror American Book Awards, 1981. Established The Seymour Lawrence Room of Contemporary Literature, University Mississippi, 1992. Member of Signet Society (Cambridge, Massachusetts).

Harvard (New York City), Century Association (New York City).

Connections

Son of Jack and Sophie (Luby) L. M. Merloyd Ludington, June 21, 1952 (divorced February 1984). Children: Macy, Nicholas.

father:
Jack Lawrence

mother:
Sophie (Luby) Lawrence

spouse:
Merloyd Ludington

children:
Macy Lawrence

Nicholas Lawrence