Peter H. Wyden

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Peter H. Wyden (2 October 1923 – 27 June 1998)[1] was an American journalist and writer.

Life and career[edit]

Wyden was born Peter Weidenreich, in Berlin to a Jewish family. His mother, Helen (née Silberstein), was a concert singer, and his father, Erich Weidenreich, was a businessman. He attended the Goldschmidt School until he left Nazi Germany and went to the United States in 1937.[2][3] After studying at City University of New York, he served with the U.S. Army's Psychological Warfare Division in Europe during World War II.[4] After the war, he began a career in journalism, during which he worked as a reporter for The Wichita Eagle, a feature writer for The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Washington correspondent for Newsweek magazine, a contributing editor for The Saturday Evening Post in Chicago and San Francisco, articles editor for McCall's, and executive editor for Ladies' Home Journal.[4] He authored or coauthored nine books, and numerous articles that appeared in major magazines.[4] In 1970, he became a book publisher in New York City and Ridgefield, Connecticut.[4]

He was father of Senator Ron Wyden.[5] Franz Weidenreich, German anatomist and physical anthropologist, was one of his uncles.

Works[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sengupta, Somini (29 June 1998). "Peter Wyden, 74, Journalist and Father of Oregon Senator". New York Times. 
  2. ^ Abrahamson, Irving (3 January 1993). "She Saved Herself in the Holocaust By Betraying Others". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Entry on Rootsweb.com, created by Robert Battle (battle@u.washington.edu)
  4. ^ a b c d "About the Author" bio on the dustjacket of Bay of Pigs, The Untold Story, Simon and Schuster, 1979.
  5. ^ Simon, Mark (11 December 1999). "Palo Alto to Honor Local Boy". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 22 December 2009.