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Publishing consultant

William Elmhirst Buckley, American Publishing consultant. Served to Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1945. Member Phi Delta Theta.


Buckley, William Elmhirst was born on October 6, 1913 in Rahway, New Jersey, United States. Son of John A. and Margaret Elsie (Elmhirst) Buckley.


Student, University Pennsylvania, 1932-1934.


Junior executive, Quinn & Boden Company, Inc. (book manufacturers), Rahway, New Jersey, 1935-1942;Junior executive, Doubleday & Company. New York City, 1945-1949;with, Henry Holt & Company.

New York City, 1949-1958;vice-president, director, Henry Holt & Company, 1951-1958;vice president sales, World Public Company, Cleveland, 1958-1960;vice president book division, McCall Corporation, New York City, 1960-1962;vice president, Curtis Public Company. New York City, 1962-1968;director book division, Curtis Public Company, 1962-1968;assistant to president, Cowles Communications, Inc., 1968-1972;chairman, Cowles Book Company, 1968-1972;chairman, president, Cambridge Book Company (subsidiaries Cowles Communications Inc.), 1968-1972;publishing consultant, since 1972.


Served to lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945. Member Phi Delta Theta. Clubs: Dutch Treat (New York City).

Society Four Arts (Palm Beach, Florida), The Beach Club (Florida).


Married Virginia Smith, August 2, 1941. Children: Carolyn E. Buckley Dreyfoos, William Elmhirst Junior.

John A. Buckley

Margaret Elsie (Elmhirst) Buckley

Virginia Smith

Carolyn E. Buckley Dreyfoos Buckley

William Elmhirst Junior Buckley