Robert Manning (journalist)

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Robert Joseph Manning (December 25, 1919 - September 28, 2012)[1][2] was an American journalist. He worked as London Bureau Chief for Time from 1958-61, Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs and editor of the The Atlantic.[3][4]

Works[edit]

Manning published an autobiography in 1992 entitled "The Swamp Root Chronicle: Adventures in the Word Trade."[1]

Career[edit]

Manning worked as the Sunday editor of The New York Herald Tribune and in 1966 was became the 10th editor in chief of the Atlantic.[4]

His work at The Atlantic landed him on the master list of Nixon political opponents.[5]

Organizations[edit]

Manning was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

He was also a member of the following clubs:

  • Tavern
  • St. ­Botolph (President from 1988-1990)
  • Century Association

Family[edit]

Manning was married to his wife Margaret Manning, who died in 1984. Margaret was book editor for The Boston Globe. In 1987, Manning married Theresa M. Slomkowski. He also had three sons, Richard, Brian, and Robert, along with four grandchildren.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Robert J. Manning, Former Editor of The Atlantic, Dies at 92". The New York Times. October 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Kennedy Years - Joseph M. Siracusa - Google Books". Books.google.com. 2004-09-30. Retrieved 2012-10-04. 
  3. ^ "Robert Manning papers: Guide". 
  4. ^ a b c Feeney, Mark. "Robert Manning,a writer and innovative editor of The Atlantic". Boston. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Staff report (Jun 28, 1973). Lists of White House 'Enemies' and Memorandums Relating to Those Named. New York Times
Government offices
Preceded by
Roger Tubby
Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs
April 11, 1962 – July 31, 1964
Succeeded by
James L. Greenfield