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Alfred A. Knopf

AKA Alfred A. Knopf, Sr.

Born: 12-Sep-1892
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 11-Aug-1984
Location of death: Purchase, NY
Cause of death: Stroke

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Publisher

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: American publisher

Founded his publishing house, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., known for its Borzoi imprint, in 1915. Knopf Inc. was acquired by Random House in 1960.

Father: Samuel Knopf (advertising agent, d. 1932)
Mother: Ida Japhe Knopf (d. 1896)
Wife: Blanche Wolf (vice president of Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., b. 30-Jul-1894, m. 4-Apr-1916, d. 4-Jun-1966)
Son: Alfred A. Knopf, Jr. ("Pat", publishing executive, b. 17-Jun-1918, d. 14-Feb-2009)
Wife: Helen Hedrick (m. 1967)

    University: BA, Columbia University (1908-12)

    Random House (1960-72)
    Dutch Treat Club (1925-84)

Author of books:
Borzoi 1920: Being a Sort of Record of Five Years' Publishing (1920, memoir)
Portrait of a Publisher, 1915-1965 (1965, memoir)
Sixty Photographs (1975, photography)


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