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Editor , educator , writer

Spencer Klaw, American writer, editor, educator. With United States Army, 1943-1945.

Background

Klaw, Spencer was born on January 13, 1920 in New York City. Son of Alonzo and Alma (Ash) Klaw.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Harvard University, 1941.

Career

Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle, 1941; Washington correspondent, Raleigh (North Carolina) News and Observer, and United Press, 1941-1943; reporter, United Press, New York City, 1946; reporter, The New Yorker, 1947-1952; assistant to Sunday editor, New York Herald Tribune, 1952-1954; associate editor, Fortune, 1954-1960; free-lance writer, since 1960; lecturer in journalism, University of California, Berkeley, 1968-1969; lecturer in journalism, Graduate School Journalism, Columbia University, New York City, 1970-1987; editor, Columbia Journalism Review, 1980-1989.

Works

Membership

With United States Army, 1943-1945.

Connections

Married Barbara Van Doren, July 5, 1941. Children: Joanna Klaw Schultz, Susan Klaw (Del Tredici), Rebecca Klaw (Feldman), Margaret Klaw (Metcalfe).

father:
Alonzo Klaw

mother:
Alma (Ash) Klaw

spouse:
Barbara Van Doren

children:
Susan Klaw Klaw (Del Tredici)

Rebecca Klaw Klaw (Feldman)

Joanna Klaw Schultz Klaw

Margaret Klaw Klaw (Metcalfe)