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Publishing company executive , free-lance writer

William Howard Davis, American publishing company executive, free-lance writer. Board directors Big Brothers, Incorporated, New York York City Served to lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member Magazine Publications Association (executive committee, board directors 1975-1987), Phi Kappa Sigma, Golf Foundation (board directors 1980-1991).

Background

Davis, William Howard was born on March 6, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Philip D. and Anne Helen (Tripp) Davis.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University, 1943.

Career

News editor, Printer's Ink magazine, Chicago, 1946-1949;founder, Golf Digest, 1950;assistant to sales manager, World's Greatest Newspaper-television, Chicago, 1949-1952;account executive, Columbia Broadcasting System-television, Chicago and New York City, 1952-1959;president, Golf Digest/Tennis Inc., Norwalk, Connecticut, 1959-1975;president magazine group, New York Times Company, 1975-1987;chairman, New York Times Company, 1985-1987.

Works

Membership

Board directors Big Brothers, Incorporated, New York York City Served to lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member Magazine Publications Association (executive committee, board directors 1975-1987), Phi Kappa Sigma, Golf Foundation (board directors 1980-1991). Clubs: Milbrook (Greenwich, Connecticut).

Winged Foot Golf (Mamaroneck, New York ). Royal and Ancient Golf of St. Andrew (Scotland), Pine Valley Golf (Pine Valley, New Jersey). Jupiter Hills (Florida).

Connections

Married Chermaine Ryser, October 11, 1952. 1 daughter, Susie.

father:
Philip D. Davis

mother:
Anne Helen (Tripp) Davis

spouse:
Chermaine Ryser