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George Horace Lorimer

American journalist and writer

1867   -   1937

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Yale University, Colby College
occupation: journalist
position held: editor-in-chief

George Horace Lorimer (October 6, 1867 – October 22, 1937) was an American journalist, author and publisher. He is best known as the editor of The Saturday Evening Post, which he led from 1899 to 1936. During his editorial reign, the Post rose from a circulation of several thousand to more than one million. He is also credited with promoting or discovering a large number of American writers, such as Jack London, whose stories were published in the Post. In addition, Lorimer served as vice president, president, and chairman of the Curtis Publishing Company, which published several magazines and numerous books.
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