|Born||George G. Kirstein
December 10, 1909
|Died||April 3, 1986
Mamaroneck, New York
|Cause of death||heart attack|
|Occupation||publisher, business executive|
George G. Kirstein was born on December 10, 1909, Boston. He attended the Berkshire School, a private boarding school in Sheffield, Massachusetts and graduated in 1929. He attended Harvard College and graduated in 1933.
During World War II, he served as executive secretary of the National Defense Mediation Board and the National War Labor Board. He also served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, stationed in the South Pacific from 1943 to 1945. He worked five years as a management labor-consultant, then became executive vice president of the Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York from 1950 to 1955.
He then bought and published The Nation from 1955 to 1965. In its obituary, the New York Times wrote that he was “instrumental in preserving The Nation's liberal independent voice.” The magazine became solvent under his guidance and won many awards.
- The Rich: Are They Different? (1968)
- "Better Giving" (1975)
- "Learning to Sail the Hard Way" (1979)
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