Harold Wallace Ross

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Harold Wallace Ross (November 6, 1892 – December 6, 1951) was an American journalist and founder of The New Yorker magazine, which he edited from the magazine's inception in 1925 to his death.

Born in Aspen, Colorado, Ross was the son of Irish immigrant George Ross and schoolteacher Ida (Martin) Ross. When he was eight, the family left Aspen because of the collapse in the price of ... more »

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  • ''The New Yorker will be the magazine which is not edited for the old lady from Dubuque.''
    Harold W. Ross (1892-1951), U.S. editor. Attributed. on founding the New Yorker in 1925. Later she became "the little old lady."
  • ''Editing is the same as quarreling with writers—same thing exactly.''
    Harold W. Ross (1892-1951), U.S. editor. Time (New York, March 6, 1950).
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