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Walter Herman Wager, American Author, communications director. Bar: New York 1946. Fulbright fellow Sorbonne, Paris, 1949-1950, Northwestern University Law School fellow, 1948-1949. President Columbia College, class 1944. Member Writers Guild American, Mystery Writers American (board directors 1988-1994, since 1997, executive vice president).

Background

Wager, Walter Herman was born on September 4, 1924 in New York City. Son of Max Louis and Jessie (Smith) Wager.

Education

Bachelor, Columbia University, 1943. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1946. Master of Laws, Northwestern University, 1949.

Career

Special assistant to Israel director, Civil Aviation, 1951-1952;freelance writer, New York City, 1952-1954;senior editor, United Nations, New York City, 1954-1956;freelance television and magazine writer, New York City, 1956-1963;editor-in-chief, Playbill magazine, New York City, 1963-1966;editor, Show magazine, New York City, 1965;consultant public relations and editorial department, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, New York City, 1966-1972;director public relations, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, New York City, 1972-1978;consultant public relations, National Music Public Association, New York City, 1978-1984;director communications, Juilliard School, New York City, 1985-1986;counsel public relations, Mann Music Center, Philadelphia, 1986-1987;counsel public relations, Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, New York City, 1987-1989;director public information, U. Bridgeport, 1991-1993. Teacher Northwestern University, 1949, Columbia University, 1955-1956. Special assistant to attorney general New York State investigation hate literature in elections, 1962.

Board directors Jazz Hall of Fame, 1975-1977.

Achievements

  • Bar: New York 1946.

Works

Membership

President Columbia College, class 1944. Member Writers Guild American, Mystery Writers American (board directors 1988-1994, since 1997, executive vice president).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: traveling.

Connections

Married Sylvia Liebowitz Leonard, May 6, 1951 (divorced May 1975). 1 child, Lisa Wendy; married Winifred McIvor, June 4, 1975.

father:
Max Louis Wager

mother:
Jessie (Smith) Wager

spouses:
Sylvia Liebowitz Leonard

Winifred McIvor

child:
Lisa Wendy Wager