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William Shawn

Editor

William Shawn, American editor. Recipient Poses Creative Arts medal Brandeis University, 1985.

Background

SHAWN, William was born on August 31, 1907 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Benjamin and Anna (nee Bransky) Chon.

Education

Student, University Michigan, 1927.

Career

Reporter Las Vegas Optic, 1928. Midwest editor International Illustrated News, Chicago, 1929-1933. Reporter, then associate editor New Yorker magazine, 1933-1939, managing editor, 1939-1952, editor, 1952-1987, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York City, 1987-1992.

Connections

Married Cecille Lyon, September 1, 1928. Children: Wallace, Allen, Mary.