George Horace Lorimer

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George Horace Lorimer

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 22, 1937 (70)
Huntingdon Valley, Bryn Athyn, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States (throat cancer (cigarettes))
Place of Burial: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of George C. Lorimer and Arabella D. "Belle" Lorimer
Husband of Alma Viola Lorimer
Father of George Lorimer and Graeme Lorimer

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About George Horace Lorimer

Occupation Journalist, Author, Editor
Known for The Saturday Evening Post & the
Curtis Publishing Company

George Horace Lorimer, Saturday Evening Post

prominence in the Saturday Evening Post "The Saturday Evening Post was founded in 1821[2] and grew to become the most widely circulated weekly magazine in America. The magazine gained prominent status under the leadership of its longtime editor George Horace Lorimer (1899–1937)."
"In 1916, Saturday Evening Post editor George Horace Lorimer discovered Norman Rockwell, then an unknown 22-year-old New York artist. Lorimer promptly purchased two illustrations from Rockwell, using them as covers, and commissioned three more drawings. Rockwell's illustrations of the American family and rural life of a bygone era became icons. During his 50-year career with the Post, Rockwell painted more than 300 covers."

in wikipedia

The remains of Lorimer's estate in Wyncote, Pennsylvania, just outside Philadelphia, is now the campus of Ancillae Assumpta Academy. Most of Lorimer Park, a 213-acre (0.86 km2) public park located in Abington Township, Pennsylvania, was a bequest from the Lorimer family to the citizens of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Horace_Lorimer

George Horace Lorimer (October 6, 1867 – October 22, 1937) 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.

Books

In the early 1900s Lorimer published several books, including

Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son, being the Letters written by John Graham, Head of the House of Graham & Company, Pork-Packers in Chicago, familiarly known on 'Change as "Old Gorgon Graham," to his Son, Pierrepont, facetiously known to his intimates as "Piggy."

its sequel

Old Gorgon Graham - More Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son

and

The False Gods

The Letters from a Self-Made Merchant was a quite well known book in the early 20th century. In Dorothy Sayers's "Whose Body?" (1923), a copy of the book, in a Morocco binding, is mentioned as being at the bedside of a self-made British financier.

Estate

The remains of Lorimer's estate in Wyncote, Pennsylvania, is now the campus of Ancillae Assumpta Academy. Most of Lorimer Park, a 213-acre (0.86 km2) public park located in Abington Township, Pennsylvania, was a bequest from the Lorimer family to the citizens of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

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George Horace Lorimer's Timeline

1867
October 6, 1867
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
1903
February 9, 1903
Pennsylvania
1908
1908
1937
October 22, 1937
Age 70
Bryn Athyn, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States
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Philadelphia, PA, United States