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George Horace Lorimer

Born: Oct 6, 1867

Death: Oct 22, 1937

Birthplace: Louisville

Profession: Businessperson

Nationality: United States

George Horace Lorimer

Date of Birth : Oct 6, 1867
Date of Death : Oct 22, 1937
Birth Place : Louisville

George Horace Lorimer was an American journalist and author. He is best known as the editor of The Saturday Evening Post. During his editorial reign, the Post rose from a circulation of several thousand to over a million. He is credited with promoting or discovering a large number of American writers, e.g. Jack London. Lorimer was born in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of the Rev. George C. Lorimer and Belle Burford Lorimer. He attended Moseley High School in Chicago, Colby College, and Yale University. In 1899 he became editor-in-chief of The Saturday Evening Post, and remained in charge until the last day of 1936, about a year before his death from throat cancer. He served also as vice president, president, and chairman of Curtis Publishing Company, which published the Post.

Profession


  • Businessperson

Parents


  • George C. Lorimer
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