July 1982
New Yorker;7/5/1982, Vol. 58 Issue 20, p100
The article introduces Robert Bingham, an editor of factual writing for "The New Yorker" who had lived from 1925-1982. As described, he was a tall man of swift humor whose generally instant responses reached far into memory and wide for analogy. He had his education from the Boston Latin School, Phillips Exeter Academy, Harvard College. He was said to have given up the work as a reporter to become an editor because he wanted to be ranked as a first-rate editor than a second-rate writer.


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