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William Shawn

William ShawnAKA William Chon

Born: 31-Aug-1907
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Died: 8-Dec-1992
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Editor of The New Yorker, 1952-87

Father: Benjamin W. "Jacknife" Chon (cutler, b. 1863, d. 1952)
Mother: Anna Bransky
Brother: Harold Chon (cutler, took over father's business in 1928)
Wife: Cecile (m. 63 years, two sons)
Son: Wallace Shawn (actor, b. 12-Nov-1943)
Son: Allen Shawn (composer)
Mistress: Lillian Ross (extramarital affair, apparently with his wife's consent, one son adopted)

    High School: Harvard School for Boys
    University: University of Michigan (dropout)

    The New Yorker Editor (1952-87)


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