Duncan Norton-Taylor

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Duncan Norton-Taylor
Born 1904?
Died September 13, 1982
Easton, Maryland
Cause of death
stroke
Residence Oxford, Maryland
Occupation journalist, editor
Years active 1939-1965
Employer Time, Fortune
Spouse(s) Margaret Scott
Children Susan Norton-Taylor May, Nancy Norton-Taylor Tomson, Joan Norton-Taylor

Duncan Norton-Taylor was an American journalist who was a senior editor at Time magazine and managing editor at Fortune magazine from the 1940s through the 1960s.[1]

Career[edit]

Norton-Taylor began work as a newspaper reporter.[1]

He joined Time as a writer in 1939, the same year as his long-time colleague and friend, Whittaker Chambers. Norton-Taylor and Chambers both rose to become senior editors.[1]

In 1951, he became an editor at Fortune. In 1959, he became Fortune's managing editor.[1]

In 1965, he stepped down and joined Fortune's board of editors.[1]

In 2012, Fortune republished an article by Norton-Taylor called "How Top Executives Live" from 1955.[2]

Personal[edit]

Norton-Taylor married Margaret Scott. They had three daughters: Susan Norton-Taylor May, Nancy Norton-Taylor Tomson, and Joan Norton-Taylor. He lived in Oxford, Maryland in retirement from 1967 onwards.[1]

He died on Monday, September 13, 1982, at Memorial Hospital in nearby Easton, Maryland, after a stroke, aged 78. Surviving him were his wife, daughters, and nine grandchildren.[1]

Works[edit]

Norton-Taylor wrote and edited more than half a dozen books.

Books written[edit]

  • With My Heart in My Mouth (1944)[3]
  • I Went to See for Myself (1945)[4]
  • God's Man: A Novel on the Life of John Calvin (1979)[5]

Books edited[edit]

  • Cold Friday by Whittaker Chambers, edited and with an introduction by Duncan Norton-Taylor (1964)[6][7]
  • The Celts, Duncan Norton-Taylor and the editors of Time-Life Books (1974)[8]
  • For Some, the Dream Came True: The Best from 50 years of Fortune Magazine, selected and edited by Duncan Norton-Taylor (1981)[9]

Adaptations[edit]

  • Beautiful but Young: A Contest Selection by Olive White Fortenbacher, arranged from Duncan Norton-Taylor's story of the same name (1932)[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Duncan Norton-Taylor Dies; A Retired Editor of Fortune". New York Times. 18 September 1982. 
  2. ^ Norton-Taylor, Duncan (1955). "How Top Executives Live". Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "With My Heart in My Mouth". Library of Congress. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "I Went to See for Myself". Library of Congress. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "God's Man: A Novel on the Life of John Calvin". Library of Congress. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  6. ^ Chambers, Whittaker (1964). Cold Friday. Random House. p. 128. ISBN 0-394-41969-3. 
  7. ^ "Cold Friday". Library of Congress. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "The Celts". Library of Congress. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "For Some, the Dream Came True: The Best from 50 years of Fortune Magazine". Library of Congress. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  10. ^ "Beautiful but young, a contest selection, arranged from Duncan...". Library of Congress. Retrieved 3 February 2013.