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Walter W. Wriggins ’37

Published in Oct. 9, 1996, issue

Publisher and editor Walt Wriggins died July 12, 1996. He was administrative editor for New American Library of World Literature and administrative editor for the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences; he was considered a jack-of-all-trades for Viking Press and Penguin Books.

He prepared at Newark Academy, where he was active in dramatics and track. He majored in modern languages at Princeton, where he was a member of Theatre Intime and the university art committee.

He was in the AAF as an aerophotographer in Colorado, Mississippi, and Utah, before two years as SSgt. in North Africa as administrative chief of an intelligence section of the 12th Air Force Training and Replacement Command. He described his location as "Mountain Citadel," which dates back to the Third Empire.

By 1947 he was assistant to the controller at Brentano's. He was the NYC office manager for the literary agent George T. Bye & Co. from 1948-51. By 1962 he was with the New American Library of World Literature. He was regional chairman for the Princeton University Fund and regional vice-chairman for Annual Giving. His brother James '35 predeceased him..

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